Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Moral Justification of War

For class on Wednesday, please read President Obama’s speech on the occasion of his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize. To what extent does the film Restrepo inform your reading of the president’s speech (and vice versa)? Bookmark on Delicious … Continue reading

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Tim O’Brien: “How to Tell a True War Story”

“How to Tell a True War Story” by Tim O’Brien is a chapter from his book The Things They Carried.  The book is usually described as autobiographical fiction, and so there are moments when it is difficult to discern what genre … Continue reading

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Penultimate Assignment

You have two remaining assignments this semester.  The first, due by December 2nd, is what I will call “The Museum of 9.11 Culture and Influence.” Instructions: You have been asked by the head curator of the museum, Corrine Adams, to … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note

To our readers, The following is an account of the events of and leading up to the May 1st assassination of Osama Bin Laden. This was a covert operation overseen by the American Governments Central Intelligence Agency. Information for this … Continue reading

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A Foreword from the Editor

To our readers, In the interest of journalistic integrity we at the New Yorker feel it is necessary to make sure you understand that this article is a dramatization of accounts of the SEALs. Although this article is based off … Continue reading

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To the readers

Dear readers, This is an extremely captivating article of the events that occurred on that May night.  Keep in mind when you are reading this article that the information he is giving us did not come directly from any of … Continue reading

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If We Could Have Just A Moment of Your Time…

To Our Dear Readers, While reading this gripping and well written story please keep in mind that, because of security and availability reasons, it is just that- a story. The depiction presented below should be appreciated with the knowledge that … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note

To Our Readers: “Catching Bin Laden”, written by Nicholas Schmidle, is a piecing together of the events of the mission to kill Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011. It describes events based on second and third hand sources as … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note

Dear Reader, While reading Schmidle’s article please keep in mind that this is not a first hand account. Yet while the article may not be one hundred percent accurate it is the story of the thrilling May night on which … Continue reading

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Editor’s Note

Reader, While reading Nicholas Schmidle’s Getting bin Laden, please keep in mind that this is not a first hand account of what really happened that world-changing May night. The word choice Schmidle uses may make the reader think that his … Continue reading

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