The private defense operation formerly known as Blackwater—now called Xe—has cleaned up its act about as much as BP has cleaned up the Gulf, says Jeremy Scahill.
Nation Editor and Publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel tells Ed Schultz that McChrystal's departure gives Obama an opening for changing the trajectory of the American presence in Afghanistan.
Senior Editor Richard Kim on CNN explaining The Nation's breaking revelation that three American hikers detained by the Iranian military almost a year ago were unlawfully captured on Iraqi soil.
Aram Roston's Nation cover story on taxpayer dollars being used to pay off the Taliban created a stir of controversy, and after a six-month investigation, Congress has confirmed that Afghan warlords are receiving payoffs through a $2.16 billion contract between the US Army and eight civilian trucking firms in Afghanistan.
Last July, three Americans were arrested by Iranian forces for allegedly crossing the Iranian border to conduct espionage. However, a five-month investigation by The Nation and the Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute has located two witnesses who claim the Americans were arrested on Iraqi territory, not in Iran.