Nation Topics - Covert Ops
News and Features
What is the NSA doing with your metadata?
Just as the Assange saga consumes too much of Alex Gibney’s film, so today’s Snowden obsession deflects attention away from our sprawling surveillance state.
Ahmed Rashid’s gloomy, essential account of the divisive US-Pakistan alliance.
Search engine executives warn about invasive government surveillance, but the digital arms trade begins with their own technologies.
How three US citizens were killed by their own government in the space of one month in 2011.
The NSA Four reveal how a toxic mix of cronyism and fraud blinded the agency before 9/11.
How a CIA torture network was turned into the only gulag-free zone on earth.
The White House evidently believes it can kill us in secret and never own up to the fact.
A new Open Society Foundations report details just how far down the river we've sold this country's democratic values in our overreaching response to terror.
How the work of a literary critic became the proxy for our preoccupation with the horrors of torture.