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Timeless stories from our 170-year archive handpicked to speak to the news of the day.
How America boosts the Afghan opium trade
By William M. Arkin, from Unmanned: Drones, Data, and the Illusion of Perfect Warfare, out next month from Little, Brown. Arkin is a former army intelligence analyst and the author…
How America makes its enemies disappear
From the Forum “Undoing Bush” By far the most significant intelligence error of the Bush Administration has been the decision, contrary to established American policy and common sense, to treat…
Counterinsurgency warfare as military malpractice
Playing war with numbers