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December 7, 1992 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Within hours of the 1972 assassination attempt on independent presidential candidate George C. Wallace, then-President Richard M. Nixon and a top aide agreed to dispatch a political operative to plant campaign literature of Democratic contender George S. McGovern in the home of Wallace's assailant, according to a report based on still-unreleased White House tapes. The attempt was aborted by the designated operative, E.
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October 3, 2004 | Edward N. Luttwak, Edward N. Luttwak is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and the author of "Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace."
Like any investigative journalist, Seymour M. Hersh seeks out secrets to uncover and publish. Being a good investigator, he has a deft hand in presenting them: "Lt. William L. Calley Jr., 26 years old, is a mild-mannered, boyish-looking Vietnam combat veteran with the nickname 'Rusty.' The Army is completing an investigation of charges that he deliberately murdered at least 109 Vietnamese civilians...." That is how Hersh first became famous in 1969, by uncovering not the My Lai massacre -- U.S.
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April 29, 1990 | from Associated Press
Congressional Iran-Contra investigators discovered but kept secret a diversion to Israeli intelligence of more than $1 million in proceeds from the Ronald Reagan Administration's sale of arms to Iran, the New York Times Magazine reports. Today's issue of the magazine also reports, in an article by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, that senators decided before the much-publicized Iran-Contra hearings that they would not "go after" President Reagan.
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December 28, 1997 | EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN, Edward Jay Epstein is the author of numerous books, including "Dossier: The Secret History of Armand Hammer." He is currently writing a book about Hollywood
In his new book, "The Dark Side of Camelot," Seymour M. Hersh, a prize-winning investigative reporter, attempts to radically revise the history of John F. Kennedy. Soon after an assassin's bullets cut short the JFK presidency, books by his former aides and speech writers, notably "A Thousand Days" by Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
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September 28, 1989
Former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger has been ordered to appear in federal court in Chicago to testify in a multimillion-dollar libel suit brought against Pulitzer Prize-winning author Seymour Hersh. U.S. District Judge Charles R. Norgle, in ordering Kissinger to testify in court Monday, rejected an agreement worked out between lawyers for Kissinger and former Indian Prime Minister Morarji Desai that would have allowed the former secretary of state to put his testimony off until Oct. 5.
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October 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh did not libel former Indian Prime Minister Morarji Desai in a book that called the Indian official a paid CIA informant, a federal jury found Friday. Desai, prime minister from 1977 to 1979, contended that Hersh libeled him in his 1983 book "The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House." Desai's lawyer, Cyriac D. Kappil, had asked the six-member jury to award $3.5 million to his client.
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October 20, 1991 | From Associated Press
Israel possesses a nuclear weapons arsenal far larger than the United States has suspected and has gone on full nuclear alert three times in the past, according to a new book. "The Samson Option," by investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, is to be published today. The New York Times reported on the book in today's editions. Hersh writes that Israel now possesses 300 or more nuclear warheads mounted on artillery shells, in land mines on the occupied Golan Heights and on missiles.
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October 3, 1989 | LARRY GREEN, Times Staff Writer
Testifying in court for the first time about national security matters, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger told a jury Monday that while he never knew the names of intelligence sources, "to the best of my knowledge" former Indian Prime Minister Morarji Desai was not a CIA agent. But in carefully measured testimony, Kissinger never said, unequivocally, that Desai was not an agent.
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October 25, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Maxwell Empire struck back Thursday in a nasty spat between the British publishing mogul and a noted American journalist, a battle that some already have dubbed "Mirrorgate."
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November 9, 1997 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The money, muscle and influence of organized crime helped John F. Kennedy win the closely contested 1960 election, investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh contends in a new book on the Kennedy presidency. And once Kennedy was inaugurated, Robert F. Kennedy, his brother and attorney general, refused to pursue FBI evidence into widespread voting fraud, Hersh alleges.
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November 9, 1997 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
The money, muscle and influence of organized crime helped John F. Kennedy win the closely contested 1960 election, investigative journalist Seymour M. Hersh contends in a new book on the Kennedy presidency. And once Kennedy was inaugurated, Robert F. Kennedy, his brother and attorney general, refused to pursue FBI evidence into widespread voting fraud, Hersh alleges.
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December 7, 1992 | EDWIN CHEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Within hours of the 1972 assassination attempt on independent presidential candidate George C. Wallace, then-President Richard M. Nixon and a top aide agreed to dispatch a political operative to plant campaign literature of Democratic contender George S. McGovern in the home of Wallace's assailant, according to a report based on still-unreleased White House tapes. The attempt was aborted by the designated operative, E.
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November 10, 1991 | Roger Morris, Morris served on the staff of the National Security Council under Presidents Johnson and Nixon. His most recent book is "Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician"(Henry Holt)
"And Samson said, ' Let me die with the Philistines. ' And he bowed himself with all his might; and the house fell upon the lords, and upon all the people that were therein. " --Judges, 17:30 Late in 1958, during a Middle East crisis, an American U-2 reconnaissance plane snapped a series of fateful photographs over a quiet corner of the Negev desert in southern Israel.
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October 25, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Maxwell Empire struck back Thursday in a nasty spat between the British publishing mogul and a noted American journalist, a battle that some already have dubbed "Mirrorgate."
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October 20, 1991 | From Associated Press
Israel possesses a nuclear weapons arsenal far larger than the United States has suspected and has gone on full nuclear alert three times in the past, according to a new book. "The Samson Option," by investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, is to be published today. The New York Times reported on the book in today's editions. Hersh writes that Israel now possesses 300 or more nuclear warheads mounted on artillery shells, in land mines on the occupied Golan Heights and on missiles.
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April 29, 1990 | from Associated Press
Congressional Iran-Contra investigators discovered but kept secret a diversion to Israeli intelligence of more than $1 million in proceeds from the Ronald Reagan Administration's sale of arms to Iran, the New York Times Magazine reports. Today's issue of the magazine also reports, in an article by investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, that senators decided before the much-publicized Iran-Contra hearings that they would not "go after" President Reagan.
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October 3, 2004 | Edward N. Luttwak, Edward N. Luttwak is a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., and the author of "Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace."
Like any investigative journalist, Seymour M. Hersh seeks out secrets to uncover and publish. Being a good investigator, he has a deft hand in presenting them: "Lt. William L. Calley Jr., 26 years old, is a mild-mannered, boyish-looking Vietnam combat veteran with the nickname 'Rusty.' The Army is completing an investigation of charges that he deliberately murdered at least 109 Vietnamese civilians...." That is how Hersh first became famous in 1969, by uncovering not the My Lai massacre -- U.S.
NEWS
October 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh did not libel former Indian Prime Minister Morarji Desai in a book that called the Indian official a paid CIA informant, a federal jury found Friday. Desai, prime minister from 1977 to 1979, contended that Hersh libeled him in his 1983 book "The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House." Desai's lawyer, Cyriac D. Kappil, had asked the six-member jury to award $3.5 million to his client.
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October 5, 1989
Lawyers for both sides in a $100-million libel suit brought by a former prime minister of India against U.S. journalist Seymour Hersh rested their cases in the Chicago trial, with the jury expected to reach a verdict this week. Morarji Desai is suing Hersh over the claim in his 1983 book, "The Price of Power," that Desai was paid $20,000 a year by the CIA during the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration to reveal Indian government secrets.
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