Swat Valley a Year Later. Through the Eyes of News21-Trained Journalist

A year after Gen. David Petraeus and the Pakistani Army deemed the counterinsurgency effort in the Swat Valley as a monumental success, News21-trained journalist Tara McKelvey reports that things on the ground look quite a bit different.

Read McKelvey’s A Return to Hell in Swat in the current issue of Foreign Policy.

Tara McKelvey, author of Monstering: Inside America's Policy of Secret Interrogations and Torture in the Terror War, was also a 2010 Carnegie/Medill national security fellow.

News21 is a centerpiece of the Carnegie Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education.  An unprecedented program that brings together the nation’s leading journalism schools, News21 combines interdisciplinary, deep immersion in topic areas with intense, practical experiences during which students report, write and produce innovative multimedia projects. Those projects have been published in media outlets across the country and can be viewed at from the home page or from our category pages.