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Covert Ops news and analysis from The Nation
December 2, 2021
Ping!! How Those Trump/Russia Stories Got Shopped to the Media
Thanks to recent indictments and ongoing lawsuits about an alleged Trump computer back channel to Moscow, we can now see just how journalists got played—and who played them.
November 17, 2021
The Secrets of the So-Called “Havana Syndrome”
The injuries to US personnel are real, and the cause of the syndrome was not crickets—but excessive secrecy has frustrated investigators and hampered the victims’ efforts to understand this mysterious malady.
September 28, 2021
Why the Media No Longer Cares About Nicaragua
Elite fixations often determine press coverage, and no one in power wants to talk about Daniel Ortega anymore.
September 7, 2021
Letters From the September 20/27, 2021, Issue
Library science… Imperial tragedies…
August 17, 2021
Rather Than Focus on How the US Got Out of Afghanistan, Focus on How It Got In
There should be a serious accounting for the Afghanistan debacle.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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August 16, 2021
Those Who Ran the Afghanistan War Lied. They Must Be Held to Account.
The grotesque costs of lying about the war have grown too large to bear.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
August 2, 2021
The Story of “El Chapo” and Why the Drug War Will Never End
A conversation with Noah Hurowitz about his new book on the Mexican drug lord and the lurid spectacle of mainstream drug coverage.
June 28, 2021
Mike Gravel Told Americans What Was Being Done in Their Name but Without Their Consent
Fifty years ago this week, the senator read the Pentagon Papers into the
. He never stopped battling war and secrecy. Gravel died on Saturday.
April 16, 2021
Cuba Moves Into the Post-Castro Era
On the 60th anniversary of the Bay of Pigs invasion, many US officials still can’t seem to accept a socialist country “under their very noses.”
March 26, 2021
Daniel Ellsberg Isn’t Stopping Now
As he approaches his 90th birthday, the Pentagon Papers whistleblower is still working for peace and justice.