Jerome Starkey, (jeromestarkey.com) is the Afghanistan correspondent for the Times of London. He’s also on YouTube, Flickr and Twitter. He has written articles published in The Independent, MailOnline, The Sun and The Scotsman.
U.S.-led forces in Afghanistan are committing atrocities, lying, and getting away with it COMMENTARY | March 22, 2010 The New York Times has now confirmed a gruesome cover-up by U.S. forces in Afghanistan -- a story broken by Jerome Starkey in the Times of London last month. It turns out that not only did American Special Operations soldiers slaughter three women in a nighttime raid in February -- they actually dug bullets out of the women's bodies as part of a cover-up. In an essay for Nieman Watchdog, Starkey writes that U.S. and NATO forces are rarely held to account for the atrocities they commit because most reporters are too dependent on access, security and the 'embed culture' to venture out and see what's happening for themselves.