Brett Forrest on the Tragic Human Collateral of the FBI’s secret wars
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.
In this episode, Andrew talks to the author of Lost Son, Brett Forrest, about Billy Reilly, a young American sucked into the FBI’s secret war in Russia.
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Brett Forrest is a national-security reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where his investigative work focuses on the former Soviet Union. In the Russo-Ukrainian war, Forrest was the first reporter to reach the town of Bucha and uncover evidence of atrocities. He is the author of Lost Son, The Big Fix (an international bestseller), and Long Bomb. Forrest shared a National Magazine Award at ESPN, where he co-directed the true-crime documentary, Pin Kings, an Emmy nominee. Forrest’s international-affairs reporting has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, and National Geographic. He has lived and worked in Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, and other countries.