Tuesday, October 30


Hacking the President’s DNA

On the potential existence of personalized bioweapons, which could attack a single individual without leaving a trace, and how they might be stopped.

Friday, October 26


General Failure

The U.S. military’s leadership problem.

Saturday, October 13


The Hunt for "Geronimo"

How Barack Obama decided to green-light the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

Tuesday, September 18


'Moral' Robots

The debate over autonomous lethal drones.

Friday, September 7


The Devil and Jeffrey MacDonald

Did a handsome young Green Beret doctor kill his pregnant wife and two daughters? Or, as he claims, did a group of candle-carrying hippies carry out a vicious home invasion while chanting “Acid is groovy, kill the pigs”? A mystery that spanned three decades.

Tuesday, July 31


Waiting for a Kill Shot 7,000 Miles Away

The emotional toll on drone pilots.

Tuesday, July 17


The Wedding

Erwynn Umali, Will Behrens, and the first gay wedding on a military base.

Wednesday, July 11


The Lethal Presidency of Barack Obama

Drone strikes and their consequences.

Tuesday, July 3


Requiem for a Russian Spy

A CIA veteran remembers his Soviet nemesis, Leonid Vladimirovich Shebarshin, who was the chairman of the KGB for a single day during the 1991 coup against Gorbachev, and committed suicide in Moscow in March.

Saturday, June 16


Lieutenant Accused of Murdering 109 Civilians

Revealing the murder of 109 Vietnamese civilians during a 1968 search-and-destroy mission on a rumored Viet Gong stronghold, often referred to in military circles as Pinkville, actually the village of My Lai.

Friday, June 8


America's Last Prisoner of War

The story of Bowe Bergdahl, a soldier who walked off his base in Afghanistan only to be captured by the Taliban.

Saturday, June 2


The Paris Review, the Cold War and the CIA

Uncovered letters reveal ties between the literary magazine and the CIA’s Congress for Cultural Freedom.