Winners of the 2015 MRE Journalism Contest

MRE_150Congratulations to all those who submitted their work to the MRE Journalism Contest. Below are the winners, and the judges’ comments. [Read more…]

Bales Incident Report Available

MRE_150CENTCOM has released the Bales incident report after an FOIA request was made. Below is the link to the PDF file.

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MRE noted in article about Pentagon’s Law of War Manual

MRE_150The Pentagon’s massive new Law of War Manual drew criticism from the New York Times editorial board on Monday for its section on how to treat journalists, which the Times said would “make their work more dangerous, cumbersome and subject to censorship.”

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MRE member Don North at Newseum

Don North

Don North

Vietnam Revisited

by Don North

Wars are fought twice — once on the battlefield and again in our memory.

The Vietnam War was a battle of memory, history and truth — and the stakes are still high. Honest reporting can shape our destinies, both at war and at peace. [Read more…]

MRE member’s combat coverage to become a film

MRE Board Member’s Spec Ops Combat Coverage Becomes Hollywood Movie

A Hollywood film about MRE board member Alex Quade, called “Danger Close” is currently in production.   [Read more…]

MRE Conference set for Oct. 9, 2015

MRE_150Mark your calendars. The MRE conference is scheduled for Oct. 9, 2015 at the Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. [Read more…]

Military OKs MRE’s FOIA on Bales case

MRE_150We got some good news from the CENTCOM FOIA office today. The office today wrote they are expediting our request and plan to release the Bales 15-6 investigation in mid-August. [Read more…]

Inside the fight to save a beloved World War I memorial (video)

Alex-QuadeHONOLULU — As America and the world commemorate the centennial of World War I, one U.S. state is in danger of losing a memorial to its veterans killed in action. MRE member, Alex Quade, reports.

The city of Honolulu is considering demolishing its official memorial to the fallen of World War I and moving a portion of the memorial across the street to the site of a separate remembrance plaque. Ten thousand service members from the then-Hawaiian territories fought in the Great War; 101 were killed.

Descendants of those killed are fighting the city over the fate of the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium. First opened in 1927, the salt water swimming pool fell into disrepair after years of neglect and was closed in 1979.

MRE member Don North’s latest book is history but also a journalistic lesson

Fights between reporters and editors are classic. Reporters don’t trust editors, and editors don’t trust reporters.

Toronto Star combat correspondent Paul Morton

Toronto Star combat correspondent Paul Morton

That little observation is by way of commenting on what has to be about the worst reporter-editor rift in the history of journalism. That’s the betrayal of the Canadian correspondent who parachuted behind enemy lines in World War II only to have his paper refuse to believe he’d ever been there ― and then not only dismiss him arbitrarily but have him disaccredited and blackballed for any future anywhere in journalism.

To read the full story, visit the World Tribune.

MRE member Alex Quade moderates Medal of Honor event

The Center for American Values welcomes Medal of Honor recipients Corporal Hershel “Woody” Williams, Sergeant First Class Bennie Adkins, Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris and the addition of their portraits to our gallery. [Read more…]