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with us here live from moscow to recover now the top story is russia and the u.s. agree upon the need for a missile defense system that meets both countries' security demands president dmitri medvedev who held talks with barack obama at the g eight summit in france said it could be in place by twenty twenty. and also breaking news this hour one of the world's most wanted a war criminals in russia cold blooded is arrested in serbia the fugitive general was first accused of genocide by the hague tribunal over fifteen years ago. brush
or calls for an international investigation into georgia's on to crackdown on protesters demanding president saakashvili his resignation and dozens were hospitalized after police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds ahead of an independence day military parade. well next here on r.t. award winning journalist sebastian younger tells us all about the fate of war reporters and why they needed to stay with us. r.t. is sitting down with sebastian younger and american author journalist and documentary and his two thousand and ten film rostropovich was nominated for an oscar and his most recent book war illustrates the human bonds that are formed between u.s. soldiers even amid a climate of conflict in camera sebastian thank you very much for sitting down with our team today with pleasure ok so your book war it does illustrate. the
realities of war why did you decide to focus on the character of the characters and the humanity of just the u.s. soldiers well was a very political thing i mean it has to be just to be argued about. and there are dozens and dozens of great books that have come back in the past ten years that have gone over that morality the politics the strategy of the two wars that we've been in i didn't really want to add to that i felt that the one thing that was dropping out of the of the national conversation we were having about these wars was the experience of the soldiers themselves i mean his paper reported you get a little bit of you know so and so from just out in illinois and his father's there's this and you know little mini bios of soldiers but you don't really get into what i came to think of as the emotional terrain of combat and what i realized in the fight was that i spent at this little outpost strip all in the core of the valley of eastern afghanistan huge about combat very isolated place what i realize
is that the guys were not fighting for flag and country and they were not you know they would have joined up for reasons those sorts of reasons well once they were there they were fighting for each other and it was a completely kind of fraternal arrangement that had very very little broad kind of like conceptual like motivations behind it you were asked about the death of us on the line the assassination of the son of mine and what you thought that we mean to the future of afghanistan and to the u.s. soldiers there and according to what i've read most of the men and women who are fighting are worse right now are starting to have a distant relationship with the event that triggered september eleventh and that you thought the more immediate concern is what's going to happen on the ground and afghanistan because you say that most of the soldiers or many of those that you were embedded were maybe nine or ten years old when september eleventh occurred and i think that a lot and whether he's alive or dead now that he's that matters i think i think it
does matter to them but but it's using increasingly i mean you know i'm a new yorker and i'm right you know i was there before he's about to let us through the night on nine eleven remembering pay very very painful memory you know someone who is nine years old and on eleven. joyce or me you know i don't have an emotional . that that attack might not have a real emotional content like you would read on but i think they understand the importance of coming here and they understand the consequences of killing them killing him for themselves which is conceivably that they are in most danger do you think so i don't know but there's i'm sure this is the debate they're having out of these small outposts like how they're going to be revenge attacks or are we in less danger because he was the sort of king and now it's all coming unglued for ok i mean i don't know no one knows what they're probably discussing that when you were on compares with these guys the soldiers you were with are good friend of yours and
a partner and i want to express my condolences to you because i know that you did as friends and a problem tema hetherington he was in libya right and proper how did that shift your focus on what you do and how involved you were moving forward in these wars that are complacent conflicts or so i've been covering wars is ninety ninety three and i've taken fair about risks in those twenty almost twenty years and tim's death really pretty much knocked me flat and. i think it made me realize i mean he's been dead a month today's been dead a month and it was an awful moment and i made maybe realize like if i get killed. i'm going to be doing that what i feel right now to the people i'm closest to my wife my family my friends and i never quite thought about it that way and i think.
well to believe the decision i came to was that there is going to continue working i'm going to continue covering countries that are in transition in conflict but i'm not going to continue going to shout out like about that because that's according to what's being reported and actually very well known is that most journalists have retrenched many overseas have closed and this is this isn't the decisions are being made right you know by networks cable stations what do you think is going to how you know it comes to our foreign news correspondents and the future of a lot of networks are pulling back that they're here it's actually a great opportunity for freelancers you know back in the ninety's the eighty's the ninety's when the networks are tons of money in the newspaper and seven year olds all over the world you had to be like certified you know like stamps you know past . reporter correspondent to have a job overseas and that the scraps that fell from the table went to the freelancers
well now those jobs are drying up the unit of the agencies care fund them so now that workload is being undertaken by freelancers and so you know you go to libya you know the c.n.n. and whatever but. b.b.c. but probably eighty percent of the correspondents on the ground are freelancers who are working for news agencies they can't afford to pay such a salary to a person who's there can't afford to pay the insurance and so you know young very courageous young and sometimes inexperienced reporters step in and that's how they learn that their next generation of reporters is more do you think the media itself us media is. concerned with more and conflict as it used to be because we see so many of these salacious stories celebrity driven stories that. take the headlines you know i think those stories of always going around i get most of my news from the newspaper i really don't get when you're from television and so if you're referring to t.v.
yeah the sort you know this sort of celebrity scandal kind of stories that i think we've always been there and the reality is that nato intervened in libya because of the. just i believe it's a horrible images of information that was coming out of eastern libya as conduct these forces assaulted the rebel positions in benghazi and. without the person there is nothing would have happened and so somebody is paying attention i mean if you're strikes so. yeah i mean it's working because i think every person in the country has to watch those images for them to have an effect and when you see that war is not going to go right that's you know one of the reasons i decided to take to write the book that you thought war from the point of view of the u.s. soldiers but. i mean if that is enough to say war is not an hour right i mean maybe the u.s. or other countries that have our craving wars launching wars or or for whatever
reason justified. try different approaches because these wars are not going away but i would argue that they're not making circumstances any better afghanistan many experts call it you know a quagmire you know afghanistan is at the lowest level of civilian while it's only in death in thirty years the highest rate of economic growth and that whole part of asia is in afghanistan. five times the number of children are being schooled compared to ten years ago with under the taliban a third of the word girls according to you i'm sorry for the troop according to unicef afghanistan is the worst place in the world war and oh no if that's really because you measure would be like without international assistance yeah it's bad it's the poorest country in the world but it's actually so much better than it was and i think people really realize that these were going to go away it's been with us since the stone age so no it's not going to go away and it is illness and you describe like these are afflictions of human society but we fight you know this we
fight crime. there's relief i think it's one thing the wars well you know you know they're i mean there are wars i mean we're some we could argue we were to rwanda we probably should have fought a war to end that war you know there was no military intervention of rwanda and a million people died so if someone goes to me and says are you against war i'm like yeah i guess war do something rwanda sent a force in there together to stop bosnia like area sierra leone yeah of course everyone's against war so what do you do when there's a war you know what do you do when there's a war in liberia you sit here in the united states and watch it unfold and hundred thousand people die or you send in. a country's military and stock and that's what happened and it ended the war so it's like yeah i would but war has to be dealt with but sometimes you have to deal with war with war based on what you saw in your experience do you think any of these guys ever question ira here.
the soldiers didn't talk much about why we're in afghanistan i mean they are in afghanistan because they don't like you they don't want to go to afghanistan that's the good. they were quite psyched to be a couple like they joined the army most of them. they joined the army and they got into the once every thirty or aboard a really kind of hard core unit precisely because they wanted to understand what combat was like and so they didn't debate why are we in afghanistan very much it's like well nine eleven you know it's a big hit three thousand americans were killed by attacks coming out of afghanistan . and we had to we had to go to that country and fix it and find the people who killed america or american brothers and sisters and that's about the extent of their analysis fashion and i thank you very much for your time.
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the headlines. russia and the us agree upon the need for a missile defense system with both countries and security to president dmitri if you have to face talks with grok obama the g eight summit in france said it could all happen the twenty twenty. also breaking news this hour one of the world's most wanted criminals. is arrested in serbia a fugitive a bosnian serb general was post. genocide by the hague tribunal over fifteen years . pressure calls for an international investigation into georgia's armed crackdown on protesters demanding president saakashvili the president dozens were
hospitalized after police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds ahead of an independence day and military parade. tonight and all of our top stories in full in just about fifteen minutes time but for now let's take a deep dive into the latest sporting news with kate. i wanted the sports news on a new breath call first day of the french open and here are the top stories overall came second seed crisis such as a shock second round defeat at the french open in all known iraqi troops. while the danube a call for russia sacked their national ice hockey coach following their semifinal exit at the world championships. and heading the pole twice formula one champion fernando alonso leads the way in practice head of sunday's of october on pray. the
first of tennis and there's been a shock at the french open after a second seed kim clijsters went crashing out to a rancher reduce his rags outside the top one hundred the belgian did take the opening set six three and led the second five two but squandered match points before completely crumbling in the decider these it six one twice this is the reigning champion at the us and australia and i was playing at roland garros for the first time in five years ruth is the world number one hundred fourteen she's also a top notch player and has produced the best result so far reaching the fairgrounds in paris and surprised those who had a resolve to play. sundowning a little bit and i think that's you know on clay is something that for me is definitely the wrong attitude to have is you know when you start doubting yourself on any surface but for me definitely includes it's the wrong attitude to have been . started building building up more confidence started playing a lot better and was really kind of putting me on my back foot all the time. you
know couldn't really fully my grasp of tennis. anymore in that birth cert. well next up the rooster is russia's maria kirilenko who eat faster now she is from south africa oh that was that's a lot for not a belgian you know vic maya safely through it with a straight set when i was your parents are you. waiting around three hundred thousand if you have branscombe he's had better sania mirza india also rushing into the next round one of the seven rally. and on the men's side rowing cycling has remained on course for his third straight final sweet brushing aside stylish qualifier all that's ramos in your last in just under two hours and the world wide field to be in style paid for four hundred. twenty sidling down three is forty eight and the lawrie the scotsman crossing somalia in the close recess at all says really is a bad loser church the big serving craps out said america some very good to see twenty four and seven straight forward pass. i think twice hockey and yet just last
week off has been sacked as coach of russia's national team this follows a disappointing fourth place finish at the recent world championships and so back here the country's ice hockey federation voted to drop him and this is because of that and going into the end because of the idea rain and zero lead rushing back to back well championship titles however the first low point is the sort of final last summer that intrinsics and bank hoover russia did respond to the runners up spot of the following world championships but the course in slovakia was the first time to finish outside the program because i was coached you know to not be again off the front runner to fill the vacancy. with those who will be listened to because. many questions were asked on the development of hockey and. the world championship in slovakia and the executive committee from their work in their own system such as majority mostly so it was decided not to renew book of your own tracks you also
following on the rebels domination has taken a slight dent in beslan mark webber well up. staged the latest free practice of sunday's monaco grand prix stross champion fernando alonso stole the spotlight in the streets of monte carlo running champion and standings leader vettel did set the early pace after the morning session but the german had to settle for and fist fastest in the afternoon while it was extremely tight at the top for hours alone so i'm guessing his nose in france has his hands and falls on his heels with the respect that because of the societies that in fact. that staying on for wales on a new racing season has kicked off in russia the national touring car championship got underway outside the angels aegis balance freedom even the moment is to the west of moscow thirty eight drivers are competing in categories neck and neck competition in the top touring echelon of them come out and it's on the form of playing the provisional league and rain champion we call the hole in the air
a level on points of the two sessions that the early pacemaker is aiming to pull away. i don't want to sound overconfidence which we do clench with the team competition this year we're also in a fight in florida standings. but when i went to school moscow other new leaders of the russian premier league best me know we're not rock bottom clearly as the best of them above look about you know goal difference the argument made a great start to the game cry seeking conda early in this explicit messages free kick in just this one minutes and the japan midfielder double faced as advantage on the stroke of half time capitalizing on a dreadful mix up in the home side's defense. as a despairing goalkeeper. with five minutes to go serbia we got the unfortunate she struck another magnificent unsavable free kick to make it free milk certainly worth seeing again so test at least while the locomotive at the summit they were level on points here to stop the table after that successive defeat. elsewhere ball.
alone i have arrived in london a day earlier than planned for saturday's champions league final against manchester united at wembley the central disruption from the volcanic ash cloud from iceland prompted them to recycle their flights despite united's home advantage the catalan side is still the favorites and beat the english champions to no in the final two years ago in rome and also the playmate got a little messy scored the second of those goals in the italian capital will be central to this is the sense of the way that it is not marring united manager sir alex ferguson pretty much scott doesn't have any major injury concerns so there's always a way of stopping styles playing. there's always a solution to. every good player you will be can find a solution for. all and. leave it well so you've got to recognise that you have all the good players and we have other good
players and that is why it's such a. game. on saturday because i'm sure. we're the threats that we can offer and all the kids now in the n.b.a. dallas have reached the finals for a second time off the beating for wanting the best of seven series one hundred c. ninety six was the score on wednesday night's dirty betsy and shawn marion combining for fifty two points alice will face either miami for chicago in the finals and right to mystic that is i mean. this is a voice of our own so we want to play and. you know not selfish i don't know if that's what makes this group special i mean everybody's sacrifice and for each other and we just want to win and that's it's been fun to play with his guys all season long sold off great series and the next year it's. and we're talking and a look back at the stopper for most of this year's k h l one hundred awards is
a festering ceremony earlier this week but only on reports. this piece have been consigned to the local room and know it's time to party like a true third season's over with those who's on the ice was differences behind them however there is still one score left to settle who will be crowned the best of the best like is very intense and. very physical sport sometimes you just don't survive to get to the shoals so i'm glad to be able to join a few and it's always fun and big honor. the three time stanley cup winner sygate builder of is one of the most talented players the russian hockey has ever produced and he was one of the best known to us who has emerged as the most promising russian player in the kid chill this year i think from a good for us going on will be part of this show i think good season keep away
just for a while and you play those minutes not very big minutes but some minutes exceptionally well and for a while your board also a special way out so i wish you the best of luck he's prediction came true it was published in the earn the title of the league's best ruki the nineteen year old winger showed his worth in the playoffs scoring couple of goals as he held the still makers reach the eastern conference finals before eventually being stuck in the tracks by the government cup winners slovakia life nevertheless it's been a dream come true for the north to play with one of his heroes getting the certificate of my teammates a gay father of has been doing his will to shay's vast experience with me during both the training sessions and games he treated me as no friends that straight. i'm going to be. moving from that opens to the netminders as there can be no good scene
without an outstanding man in between the pipes much of a man success this season has been down to constantin brolin who played a huge role in getting them to the garden cup finals and along with proving to be the league's best goalie the twenty six year old managed to become the number one in the russian national team and the twenty alone world championships think that used to be but he should never be satisfied with yourself every netminder still has some aspects to improve on i'm not here for it i will keep working hard with my personal coach to become an even better goaltender because. he was the man from inspire an average looking at one side all the way to the good wearing of decider although he didn't manage to play in the kitchens biggest prize it was enough to claim the best coach award in the company. i'm glad i achieved a success with the club where i started my career in russia i have had great support from everybody and i would like to share this award with every single
player of my team and everybody who works plotlines. the final award was the evening's most prestigious this isn't the most valuable player for the second straight year went to slovakia less forward alex on the rubble of the season with a stunning ninety eight points roberts well known artsy mostly and that's all sports news with us we'll have another. i think. hungry for the full so we've got it fast track the biggest issues get the human voice face to face with the news makers.