Franklin Foer talks again

Today’s New York Times updates us on Franklin Foer’s quest to verify the New Republic’s “Shock troops” article. The article is by the pseudonymous Scott Thomas, described by TNR as “a freelance writer and soldier currently serving in Baghdad.” The Times reports that Foer’s quest has brought him to near-certainty that Thomas is indeed a soldier:

The magazine granted anonymity to the writer to keep him from being punished by his military superiors and to allow him to write candidly, Mr. Foer said. He said that he had met the writer and that he knows with


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