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US Intelligence news and analysis from The Nation
August 9, 2017
A New Report Raises Big Questions About Last Year’s DNC Hack
Former NSA experts say it wasn’t a hack at all, but a leak—an inside job by someone with access to the DNC’s system.
July 25, 2017
A Guide to Trump’s $1 Trillion Defense Bill
This from a president who promised new efficiencies in government.
William D. Hartung
July 14, 2017
Kushner and Bannon Team Up to Privatize the War in Afghanistan
Blackwater’s Erik Prince was a shoo-in for the plan. But who is Stephen Feinberg?
June 30, 2017
Worried About Those Global Cyber Attacks? They Were Started by Washington
The notorious US spy agencies invented this monster, first with the Stuxnet virus against Iran—but then they lost control over it.
June 26, 2017
These CIA Torture Victims May Finally Have a Chance at Justice
A lawsuit filed on behalf of former “black site” prisoners is now scheduled to go to trial—but in seeking restitution, the detainees have had to relive their torment.
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June 22, 2017
On Writers, the Media, and the Corruptions of Power
Joel Whitney, whose book
is about the CIA’s subversion of US culture, talks about the scars left by the Cold War.
June 6, 2017
H.R. McMaster and the Blindness of American Hubris
Trump’s national-security adviser understands the limits of military triumphalism. But can he change US policy?
June 1, 2017
Will America Once Again Undermine Iran’s Pro-Democracy Movement?
Reformists won big in the recent elections, but Trump favors confrontation, which helps Iranian hard-liners.
May 31, 2017
How the CIA Tricked the World’s Best Writers
Joel Whitney talks about his book
, which exposes the agency’s corruption of American culture during the Cold War.
April 7, 2017
What Is It With US Presidents and Tomahawk Cruise-Missile Strikes?
Typically deployed symbolically by presidents facing domestic political troubles, they rarely have significant military effect.