McChrystal Journalist Is No Hack

Michael Hastings' writing includes a riveting Iraq memoir
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2010 2:00 PM CDT
McChrystal Journalist Is No Hack
The cover for the Kindle version of "I Lost My Love in Baghdad" by Michael Hastings.   (Amazon)

Why did Stanley McChrystal even agree to meet with a Rolling Stone writer? Maybe because that writer was Michael Hastings, a highly respected journalist who’s written for a host of publications. Business Insider highlights some of his more notable stories:

  • I Lost My Love in Baghdad: In this incredible memoir, Hastings relates how he met his fiancé, a 28-year-old aid worker, in Baghdad, only to see her killed in a car bombing in 2007. Excerpt here.
  • “8 Long Days,” Newsweek: This 2005 story follows Louisiana National Guardsmen stuck in Iraq as Katrina ravages New Orleans, eight days before they were scheduled to return home.

  • "The Battle for Haifa Street," Newsweek: A telling look at a huge sectarian battle in the streets of Baghdad.
  • "Hack: Confessions of a Presidential Campaign Reporter," GQ: A brutally candid account of Hastings' time following the 2008 race.
  • "Newsweek: What Went Wrong," The Huffington Post: Hastings reflects on the sale of his former employer.
  • "The Renegade General," Rolling Stone: You know, in case you'd missed it.
(Read more Michael Hastings stories.)

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