Mark Bowden

14 articles
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A briefing on drone warfare.

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Solving the mystery of the corpse in the Eleganté Hotel.

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

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How Don Johnson won $15 million playing blackjack over a four-month period.

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The battle of Wanat—the most scrutinized engagement in the Afghanistan War—seen from three perspectives: a dead soldier, his father, and his commander.

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A profile of Bob Fishman, the impresario of CBS’s NFL production crew.

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In 1979, a group of Iranian students stormed the U.S. embassy and held the entire American diplomatic mission hostage for fifteen months. Twenty-five years later, the students reflected on their actions, many with regret.

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A ragtag band of pirate-Jihadists grab Americans from a diving resort in the Phillipines and lead them on an odyssey through the jungles of an archipelago with the competing interests of the Phillipines’ Navy and Army, the U.S. Military, and the C.I.A. thwarting their rescue.

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The cop says she nabbed an online sexual predator. He says he was just willing to chat whatever it took to get laid in real life. Their story, from both perspectives.

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"From the start, it was a bad case. A battered 21-year-old woman with long blond curls was discovered facedown in the weeds, naked, at the western edge of Miami, where the neat grid of outer suburbia butts up against the high grass and black mud of the Everglades."
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A profile of Joe Biden, whose political stock has continued to rise even as his boss’s falls.

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The daily life of Saddam Hussein.

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The Conficker ‘worm’ has replicated itself across tens of millions of computers. Only a few hundred people have the knowledge to recreate how, and no one (except its anonymous maker) fully understands why.

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David Petraeus, father of the surge and the uncontested “most competitive” man in the military.