War on Terror

60 Minutes Correspondent Tears Into Administration, Urges Bellicose Foreign Policy

Lara Logan was assaulted in Cairo

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When Lara Logan of CBS News stepped before a packed Chicago ballroom last week, she quickly corrected the newspaper editor who introduced her by noting she'd warned him not to "screw up" the introduction.

No, she told the annual lunch of the Better Government Association, she asked him not to "fuck it up."

That jest set the tone for a provocative address before 1,100 in which the foreign correspondent and 60 Minutes star skewered American policy in Afghanistan and Libya, called for a ramped-up military campaign against terrorists, and criticized the Obama administration and others for both underestimating the Taliban's strength in Afghanistan and for tolerating Pakistan's obvious coddling of terrorists killing American soldiers.

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