The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
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According to Defense Department records, more than 20,000 soldiers and Marines were booted from the military between 2008 and 2011 with other-than-honorable discharges. Current federal law says these former service members -- even if they suffer from the mental or physical wounds of war -- lose their automatic right to veterans’ medical benefits. Those include Jarrid Starks of Salem, Oregon. He was kicked out of the Army with little more than a 90 day supply of pills to kept him stable. He appealed his case to the Veterans’ Administration. Our reporting showed it can take more than a year for the agency to come up with an answer for these troubled veterans.
"Lost to History: When War Records Go Missing" revealed that military field records from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were never kept, destroyed or simply could not be found, leaving veterans with combat injuries or disability claims unable to prove they saw action. The widespread failure by the military to keep and preserve these records - records that have been kept since America's Revolutionary War - leaves war historians in the dark about the granular details that, when woven together, tell larger stories hidden from participants in the day-to-day confusion of combat. “Lost to History" showed that dozens of Army units and U.S. Central Command lacked adequate war records, how Pentagon leaders had years of warnings but never sufficiently addressed the problem, and how commanders failed to take record keeping orders seriously. The stories vividly narrate the personal costs of this failure. The lack of field records forced Spc. Christopher Delara to struggle for years before receiving treatment he was entitled to for post-traumatic stress syndrome. And the missing material deepened the grief of Jim Butler, who searched for years to find the truth about his son’s death in combat.
The Seattle Times takes an in-depth look at Ahmed Ressam, a native Algerian who eventually became a proud member of al-Qaida and attempted to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport. The story looks at how a quiet Muslim boy from a moderately religious family could become so wrapped up in the terrorist way of life.
"Battle for the Deep" spotlighted Arkansas-based Tyson Foods' quiet attempt to win ownership of a significant portion of Alaska's Bering Sea fishery. In 1992, Tyson bought an aging fleet with a formidable array of leagl problems. The article revealed Tyson's motivation: a proposed share plan under which the government would divide rights tot he fishery among compaies now fishing it, in proportion to their historic catch. The article was framd by a detailed account of the incredible waste associated with trawler fishing and a convicing argument that continuing down the presdent path will lead to the decimation of the fishery.