About Craig R. Whitney

Craign R. WhitneyCraig R. Whitney spent his entire professional career as a reporter, foreign correspondent, and editor at The New York Times, where he was assistant managing editor in charge of standards and ethics when he retired in 2009. Before that he was the night editor from 2000 to 2006.

He started working at The Times in 1965 as an assistant to James Reston in the Washington Bureau, after working part-time for two years at The Worcester Telegram in Worcester, Mass.

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Unraveling Time

All The Syops Book“Unraveling Time” is the story of how an American foreign correspondent and a newsmagazine office manager in Germany grew up on opposite sides of the Atlantic, met, married, and started a family in Bonn in the mid-1970s, and then experienced history in Moscow, New York City, Washington, London, Bonn and Paris before returning to Brooklyn in 2000. It was a turbulent, inspiring time, with the war in Vietnam, then the collapse of communism in Europe and the coming together of east and west in the European Union, followed by dementia: the 9/11 attacks, the disastrous American invasion of Iraq, and the unending worldwide war against terrorism. Dementia then struck this family in a personal way, an unraveling made bearable by enduring love and these memories.

Published November 2016.

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War in Europe 2022:

Published March 9th, 2022

Vladimir Putin’s atrocious attack against Ukraine is the biggest military and humanitarian catastrophe in Europe since World War II. Putin sent 200,000 Russian troops in to “decapitate” Ukraine’s elected government, to keep the country from ever joining the NATO alliance, and take over – to undo the history of the past 30 years and bring Ukraine back where he thinks it belongs: as part of imperial greater Russia. He may well think he can do the same to the former Soviet satellites in Eastern Europe that became NATO members after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.

Putin has described the economic sanctions that the United States and Europe have imposed as almost a declaration of war, and said that if we impose a no-fly zone over Ukraine to shoot down Russian bombers and helicopters, he will regard us all as combatants from that minute on.

And he’s threatened to use nuclear weapons. “Anyone who tries to interfere with us to create threats to our country and our people must know that Russia’s response will be immediate and will lead you to consequences you have never faced in your history,” he said Feb. 24. Several days later, he announced that he had put Russian nuclear forces on alert – in “special combat readiness.”

Are we on the brink of war? World War III? We could be.

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