U.S. Cyberweapons, Used Against Iran and North Korea, Are a Disappointment Against ISIS

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Spread the loveTweet Even one of the rare successes against the Islamic State belongs at least in part to Israel, which was America’s partner in the attacks against Iran’s nuclear…


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Feature: The Long, Lonely Road of Chelsea Manning

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Spread the loveTweet Manning, who is 29, tapped an unplugged microwave next to the door and asked me to place my laptop inside: The Faraday cage in the microwave would…


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Aid Coordinator in Yemen Had Secret Job Overseeing U.S. Commando Shipments

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Spread the loveTweet This secretiveness has prompted some lawmakers to call for greater scrutiny of the military’s clandestine units. “There is not enough oversight, certainly from Congress,” said Representative Seth…


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Trump’s Proposed Budget Cuts Trouble Bioterrorism Experts

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Spread the loveTweet “When you add those cuts up,” he added, they “will inevitably impact health security.” Republicans in Congress are no less critical. “Sometime in the president’s term, you…


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Inside the Air War Over Syria: A High Altitude ‘Poker Game’

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Spread the loveTweet A Base in the Desert An outsize illustration of the principle “if you build it, they will come,” Al Udeid was constructed in a baking stretch of…


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U.S. Nuclear History Offers Clues to North Korea’s Progress

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Spread the loveTweet What beckoned was the idea of installing near the atom bomb a separate capsule that would hold much more thermonuclear fuel. Continue reading the main story In…


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Leo Thorsness, Decorated Veteran Held Captive With McCain, Dies at 85

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Spread the loveTweet Although running out of ammunition and low on fuel, Major Thorsness hovered in the area to ward off MIGs and shot one down as airmen sought to…


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Suicide Bombing of U.S. Military Convoy in Kabul Kills 8 Afghans

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Spread the loveTweet KABUL, Afghanistan — At least eight Afghan civilians were killed and three American soldiers wounded on Wednesday when a suicide bomber attacked an American military convoy during…


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U.S. Antimissile System Goes Live in South Korea

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Spread the loveTweet The announcement came as a controversy continued to rage over the cost of the Thaad system. President Trump caused alarm in South Korea on Thursday when he…


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2 U.S. Service Members Killed in Afghanistan, Pentagon Says

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Spread the loveTweetPhoto The two American service members were killed Wednesday in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, where the “mother of all bombs” was dropped two weeks ago, targeting Islamic State militants.…


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