“As a matter of historical analysis, the relationship between secrecy and privacy can be stated in an axiom: the defense of privacy follows, and never precedes, the emergence of new technologies for the exposure of secrets. In other words, the case for privacy always comes too late.”
Thursday, June 13
How General Keith Alexander, director of the NSA, became the most powerful intelligence officer in U.S. history.
Friday, June 7
Sunday, June 2
In a Turkish hotel, veterans of the Libyan Revolution meet with their fractured Syrian counterparts to transfer know-how and heavy weaponry.
Friday, May 31
An Iraq War veteran assuages his PTSD with bank heists.
Monday, May 27
On decorated sniper Chris Kyle and the troubled young veteran who took his life.
Tuesday, April 30
The story of three peace activists — a drifter, an 82-year-old nun and a house painter — who penetrated the exterior of Y-12 in Tennessee, supposedly one of the most secure nuclear-weapons facilities in the United States.
Monday, April 29
Kosovo’s leaders have been accused of grotesque war crimes. But can anyone prove it?
Wednesday, April 24
On the drone strikes that killed Anwar al-Awlaki and his U.S.-born son.
Tuesday, April 23
A collection of war stories told by women who have seen combat while serving in the U.S. military.
Sunday, April 7
The origin story of the C.I.A.’s covert drone war, which began with the 2004 killing of a Pashtun militant, the result of a secret deal for access to Pakistani airspace.
Saturday, April 6
An conversation with Omar Hammami, via Twitter.