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Seymour Hersh


Hersh is an investigative journalist based in Washington, D.C., who has reported on military and security matters for The New York Times and The New Yorker magazine, along with writing eight books, including The Price of Power, a critical look at the role of Henry Kissinger in the Nixon administration that won the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction in 1983 and a Sidney Hillman prize.  Hersh won a Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for his reporting, as a freelance writer, on the My Lai massacre in South Vietnam; he also has two National Magazine awards for his reporting in The New Yorker on the Iraqi war and the Abu Ghraib prison abuses there. Hersh has won more than a dozen other journalism awards, including five George Polk awards over his fifty-year journalism career.