Photos of the author


The author in Kuwait covering Desert Storm.


Riding on an amtrak with US Marines in Lebanon, 1983.


at Kuwait Airport. note the oil stains on the car…

SPIE-rigging (Special Patrol Insertion/Extraction) in Beirut.


The author (top left hand corner) with Greek troops in the Ledra Palace Hotel in Nicosia, during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.








Claude Salhani is helped into the Beirut Commodore Hotel after being injured in the foot by a 155mm phosphorous shell that crashed into the UPI office in Beirut on August 2, 1982. It was the worst day of the Israeli invasion with shells crashing on West Beirut at the rate of one every 4 seconds. UPI’s Vinnie Schodolski and Cynthia Nuckolls are helping Claude. Frank Dougherty is on the left.

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In southern Iraq during Operation Desert Storm, 1991




















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Kuwait — with the burning oil wells


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On al-Hurra TV

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Greeted by King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, British Prime Minister Tony Blair in behind


Interviewing Myriam Rajavi, leader of the MeK of Iran



With President Emile Lahoud of Lebanon

With the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani

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With President Bill Clinton at the White House



Front row:  (L to R) – Unidentified Lebanese Army officer, Gen. Tannoud, C-in-C. LAF

COl. James Mead, commander of the US contingent of the Multinational Force in Lebanon.

2nd row: Gen. Michel , commander of the French contingent,  Italian officer.

3rd row: me.



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