Charles J. Hanley

Charles J. Hanley

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Charles J. Hanley reported from some 100 countries during decades as a roving correspondent for The Associated Press, covering stories ranging from wars and summit conferences to climate change in the Arctic. In the years after the 9/11 terror attacks, he reported extensively on the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. In the lead-up to the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, he wrote authoritatively from Iraq discrediting U.S. claims of weapons of mass destruction in that country. In November 2003, he was the first journalist to report on the prisoner abuses at Abu Ghraib and other U.S. prisons in Iraq. In 2000, Hanley and his AP collaborators won 11 major journalism awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, for their reporting confirming the U.S. military's killing of hundreds of refugees at No Gun Ri, South Korea, in 1950. In 2008 and 2010, he also reported in depth on the South Korean Truth and Reconciliation Commission's investigations of mass civilian deaths in the Korean War. He is a journalism graduate of St. Bonaventure University and a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. In 1987-92, he served as AP assistant managing editor and deputy managing editor. In addition to "Ghost Flames" and "The Bridge at No Gun Ri," Hanley, who lives in New York with his wife, author Pamela Hanlon, is co-author of "World War II: A 50th Anniversary History" (Henry Holt); "20th Century America" (Grolier Educational), and "FLASH! The Associated Press Covers the World" (Abrams).
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