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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
In February 1947, Harper’s Magazine published Henry L. Stimson’s “The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb.” As secretary of war, Stimson had served as the chief military adviser to President…
Idi Amin's torture chambers Read More
“Welcome to the world of strategic analysis,” Ivan Selin used to tell his team during the Sixties, “where we program weapons that don’t work to meet threats that don’t exist.”…
Barack Obama visits Hiroshima; Tom Engelhardt searches for our atomic history Read More
Republicans and Democrats disagree today on many issues, but they are united in their resolve that the United States must remain the world’s greatest military power. This bipartisan commitment to…
"Both Sanders and Trump affirm their determination to rebuild an America weakened by unhealthy relationships with the outside world." Read More
Is George Orwell's Animal Farm based on the work of a nineteenth-century Russian writer? Read More
From a recently declassified article, written by an author whose name was redacted, published in the winter 1986 issue of Studies in Intelligence, the in-house journal of the CIA.
Cold War II gets a bipartisan welcome Read More