Nation Topics - Covert Ops
News and Features
Your local library is on the front lines against government surveillance.
Renditions, an underground prison and a new CIA base are elements of an intensifying US war, according to a Nation investigation in Mogadishu.
Drones have taken on a life of their own in popular culture.
The secret history of invisible ink.
In The Good Spy, Kai Bird documents the life of CIA agent Robert Ames, a sincere and unlikely mediator in the Middle East.
Each crisis, from Benghazi to the Boko Haram kidnappings, has provided further US justification for a military expansion that’s been underway for years.
Imagine if drone wars had a human face all the time so that we could understand what it was like to live constantly with the specter of death.
Despite all evidence to the contrary, many Americans continue to believe that brutality, torture and rank illegality is the road to national safety.
Such covert operations are not sanitized by running them through USAID and wrapping them in the rhetoric of “democracy promotion.”
Unlike the rest of us, members of our national security state exist in what might be called ‘post-legal’ America.