Nation Topics - Covert Ops
News and Features
How US counterterrorism operations ignited an Islamist uprising.
The Pentagon’s Afghan basing plans for prisons, drones and black ops.
With the invention of drones, we crossed into a new frontier: killing that’s risk-free, remote, and detached from human cues.
How drones, special operations forces and the US Navy plan to end national sovereignty as we know it.
What seventy downed drones reveal about the new American way of war.
Governments are ramping up investment in cyberweaponry as well as cybersecurity, opening a dark new frontier.
Welcome to the Drone Empire, in which the president's executioners can kill without legal restraint.
How US proxy wars helped create a militant Islamist threat.
Community partnerships are seen as a softer counterterrorism. But who are the partners?
In a secret, underground prison in Mogadishu, Somalia, prisoners have no access to due process, international organizations or anyone from the outside world.