From the NATO Review

March 3, 2008

I’ve cross-posted this on the Frontline blog. Vaughan features in an article in the latest edition of NATO Review. Vaughan discusses how he got into journalism, military minders and the importance of independent reporting,

Managing correspondents in the field has become very much more complex, not least through the expansion in the size of the international press over the last two decades. Less than 500 journalists applied for accreditation for the first Gulf War. By 1998 more than 2,500 journalists were seeking to follow NATO into Kosovo. The huge demand for the limited number of “embed” places available with the British Army in Helmand allows the Ministry of Defence to choose journalists they prefer. link



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  1. Ethan says:

    General Craddock noted that when NATO took on the Afghanistan security mission, starting in 2005, its military branch determined how many forces and what types of military capabilities would be needed. All 26 member nations have sent contingents, but the total force remains short of aircraft, intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities and about 7,000 troops.

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