Thursday, May 26

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On the life of an American soldier AWOL in Canada:

I asked him what it's like to have the entire U.S. Army after you, and he thought for a moment and said slowly, "It's like I'm carrying a heavy rock in my backpack." This is as close to introspection as McDowell gets.

Wednesday, May 25

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What IARPA's project calls for is the deployment of spy resources against an entire language. Where you or I might parse a sentence, this project wants to parse, say, all the pages in Farsi on the Internet looking for hidden levers into the consciousness of a people.

Wednesday, May 18

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On the investors betting big on the Iraqi economy, which they believe has nowhere to go but up.

Monday, May 16

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How Thomas Drake, senior executive at the NSA, came to face some of the gravest charges that can be brought against an American citizen.

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How Thomas Drake, senior executive at the NSA, came to face some of the gravest charges that can be brought against an American citizen.

Sunday, May 15

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Since being revealed as a CIA operative and selling Blackwater, Erik Prince has set to work building U.A.E. a mercenary army, made up heavily of Colombian and South African troops, to be used “if the Emirates faced unrest or were challenged by pro-democracy demonstrations in its crowded labor camps or democracy protests like those sweeping the Arab world this year.”

Tuesday, May 3

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Nearly 10,000,000 men were killed in the conflict, 65 million participated, and now we are left with two.

Saturday, April 30

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All told, the military acknowledged this summer, 14 soldiers from the base have been charged or convicted in at least 11 slayings since 2005 — the largest killing spree involving soldiers at a single U.S. military installation in modern history.

Thursday, April 28

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What if soldiers from ‘Kill Team’ (and others who have murdered innocent civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq) aren’t simply the “few bad apples” that military writes them off as?

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What if soldiers from ‘Kill Team’ (and others who have murdered innocent civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq) aren’t simply the “few bad apples” that military writes them off as?

Monday, April 25

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