Three years into the disappearance of Bowe Bergdahl in Afghanistan, Michael Hastings — the journalist whose reporting cost General Stanley McChrystal his job — wrote a Rolling Stone story on the missing soldier, a piece which the magazine called “the definitive first account of Bowe Bergdahl.”
Hastings, who died in a car accident in Los Angeles in June 2013, had unparalleled access for that story.
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spoke to Bergdahl’s parents, who had by that time stopped talking to
the press, following “subtle pressure” from the army, and he quoted from
emails the young soldier had sent to them, documenting his growing
disillusion with the war and the US military.
also spoke to several unnamed men in Bergdahl’s unit — soldiers who, we
now know, had to sign a strict nondisclosure agreement forbidding them
from discussing the soldier’s disappearance and search with anyone — let
alone one of the top investigative journalists in the country.