Reporting: On the Scene In the Middle East

It was tough being a soldier on the Arab side of the lines, and it was just as tough being a war correspondent. New York Times Reporter Tom Brady managed to slip past Damascus airport officials, who did not know that he had been blacklisted in Syria. But when he phoned his first story to Lebanon, three plainclothesmen showed up at his hotel and dragged him off to jail. In Amman, NBC Correspondent Robert Conley was picked up by Jordanian troops, who accused him of taking pictures —even though he had no camera....

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