scott taylor Bio, Age, Family, Wife and Net worth

Scott Taylor Biography

Scott Taylor is a former soldier “3 years in the infantry” Canadian journalist, writer, and publisher who specializes in military journalism and war reporting. His coverage has included wars in Cambodia, Africa, the Persian Gulf, Turkey, South Ossetia, the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya.

He is also a former private in the Canadian Forces, PPCLI. He has worked as the editor and publisher of Esprit de Corp since 1988.

He has aroused a certain amount of controversy during his career; described as “fiercely opinionated”, his articles have attracted criticism for their often strongly polemical slant. He has been critical of the Canadian Forces and the Department of National Defence and has also written in opposition to Western involvement in the Kosovo War, Iraq War, and the Libyan Civil War.

He was dubbed the “Voice of the Grunts” by The Globe and Mail, a “Bone in the Brass’ Throats” by the Toronto Star, and a “One Man Army” by the Toronto Sun. Taylor has also won Press TV’s ‘ Unembedded Journalist of the Year’ Award for 2008.

He is a regular op-ed contributor to the Halifax Herald newspaper, as well as the Embassy Magazine. He has also contributed to such publications as the Ottawa Citizen, ‘Maclean’s magazine, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Sun, Reader’s Digest and the Global television network.

Scott Taylor Age

Scott Taylor is a former soldier Canadian journalist, writer, and publisher who specializes in military journalism and war reporting. He was born on December 30. 1960 in East York, Toronto, Canada. Scott is 58 years old as of 2018.

Scott Taylor Family

Scott Taylor’s Canadian military magazine, Esprit de Corps, was first conceived of as an in-flight magazine for the Canadian Air Force, after Taylor and his with Katherine Taylor discovered that Canadian Air Force planes lacked any onboard entertainment system or reading material.

Their original concept was to utilize the military passengers who normally used the airlines to attract advertisers who wished to promote their products to Canadian Forces personnel. Information about his family is under review and it will be updated soon.

Scott Taylor Wife

He is married to Katherine Taylor and they have one son called Kirk Taylor as they only child. The family resides in Ottawa, Ontario as of 2019. He works at Esprit de Corps office as the publisher. He also plays for the Esprit de Corps Commando’s hockey team as a right winger.

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Scott Taylor Net worth

His coverage has included wars in Cambodia, Africa, the Persian Gulf, Turkey, South Ossetia, the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. His total estimated net worth is still under review it will be updated very soon.

Scott Taylor Books

Scott Taylor has authored several books during his career:

1997 Tarnished Brass: Crime and Corruption in the Canadian Military
1998 Tested Mettle: Canada’s Peacekeepers at War
2000 In at Images of Serbia and the Kosovo Conflict
2002 Diary of an Uncivil War: The Violent Aftermath of the Kosovo Conflict
2003 Spinning on the Axis of Evil: America’s War against Iraq
2004 Among the ‘Others’: the Forgotten Turkmen of Iraq
2008 Unembedded: Two Decades of Maverick War Reporting
2010 Unreconciled Differences: Turkey Armenia and Azerbaijan
2015 Trust Betrayed: Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and the Selling out of America’s National Se

Scott Taylor 2004 Kidnapping and Release

On September 7. 2004, Taylor and Turkish journalist Zeynep Tugrul, who works for the Turkish newspaper Sabah, arrived in Iraq to report on the Invasion of Iraq by the United States Military. Their reporting brought them to the city of Tal Afar in the predominantly Turkmen North, where the U.S was on the verge of major action against mujahedeen fighters.

At a quarter past 7:00 on September 7, Taylor and Zeynep met with an Iraqi police checkpoint, planning to get directions to their contact in Tal Afar, Doctor Jashar. They were directed to a waiting car filled with masked gunmen, whom they believed to be Iraqi Special Forces.

They were driven by the masked gunmen to a resistance safe house, where they were kidnapped by Ansar al-Islam, a radical Islamist group and accused of being spies. Scott and Zeynep were held captive for five days by the Mujahedeen in which they were transported to numerous resistance sites, tortured for information, threatened with execution and continually beaten.

On September 12, Mujahedeen agents threw Scott Taylor into an awaiting cab in northern Iraq with next to no money and abruptly released him, having negotiated a release with the Iraqi Turkmen Front and Zeynep Tugrul, who had been released earlier. His release created a wave of international media attention, granting him interviews in which he told the story of his kidnapping.

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