Baghdad rental

I’ve just finished listening to this and it’s superb. This American Life is an excellent weekly podcast and the episode that I just noticed in my subscription folder will no doubt have Frontline folk who’ve lived and worked in Iraq in stitches,

Radio reporter Adam Davidson went to Iraq to report on the war. He decided that rather than living in some journalist compound in the Green Zone or in a big hotel—places insurgents were more likely to attack—he’d fly under the radar, and keep safe…by renting a house in a residential Baghdad neighborhood. This plan turned out to have some serious flaws—flaws the American military forces were probably all too familiar with. This American Life producer Nancy Updike talked to Adam about his occupation strategy. link

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