Tuesday, October 30

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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

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General Failure

The U.S. military’s leadership problem.

Saturday, October 13

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The Hunt for "Geronimo"

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

Tuesday, September 18

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'Moral' Robots

The debate over autonomous lethal drones.

Friday, September 7

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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

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Waiting for a Kill Shot 7,000 Miles Away

The emotional toll on drone pilots.

Tuesday, July 17

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The Wedding

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

Wednesday, July 11

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The Lethal Presidency of Barack Obama

Drone strikes and their consequences.

Tuesday, July 3

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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

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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

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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

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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.