David Bloom died after a pulmonary embolism while covering the war. By then, at least fiveother journos from other countries had died in the invasion. Earlier in the week, Michael Kelly, editor of The Atlantic, died with a soldier when their Humvee was hit near Baghdad Airport and rolled into a canal. Kelly (left) had edited The New Republic (during the Stephen Glass era), loudly called for impeachment of Bill Clinton, and written for The New Yorker. He was a strong supporter of the U.S. invasion ten years ago. A Michael Kelly Award now bears his name. James Fallows reflects.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Ten Years Ago: David Bloom Dies in Iraq
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