Tailwind: An Apology

On June 7, CNN broadcast a story on NewsStand: CNN & TIME alleging that sarin nerve gas was used by U.S. forces in a secret operation in Laos, known as Tailwind, and that U.S. defectors were intentionally killed. TIME ran a companion story that week, "Did the U.S. Drop Nerve Gas?," written by the CNN journalists. After these stories provoked strong denials, CNN launched an investigation, overseen by the eminent attorney Floyd Abrams, and we promised that we would examine the issue and report back to you.

Our findings, based on reporting by our Pentagon correspondent Mark Thompson and others, matched...

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