TIME and CNN Retract Nerve Gas Story

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A June 7 CNN story that aired on NewsStand: CNN and TIME, and a companion piece in TIME written by the CNN journalists, which alleged the U.S. military used Sarin nerve gas and killed American defectors in Laos during the Vietnam War, was in error.

TIME Magazine Managing Editor Walter Isaacson's Statement:
Like CNN, Time is retracting the story and apologizing for running it. Based on our own investigation and that conducted by CNN, we have concluded that the facts simply do not support the allegations that were made. A piece saying so will be in Monday's issue. We respect the serious and forthright way that CNN has re-examined this story, and we look forward to continuing to collaborate with them. We have learned a lot from the mistakes made, and we will try to avoid them in the future.