Video Games Are Making Us Too Comfortable With the Modern Surveillance State
September 26, 2013

It's hard to remember the first time I noticed a camera filming me in public. There was no genesis point, no camera zero that commenced the age of being conscious of having an unseen audience.

The Men (and One Woman) Who Might Be Afghanistan's Next President
July 11, 2013

President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai essentially just had a Skype breakup.

Sweat in Peace
Memorializing the dead at CrossFit
June 14, 2013

Memorializing the dead at CrossFit.

How Obama Undermined the War on Terror
The President promised not to undercut the rule of law for expedience's sake. He did. Now we face the consequences.
May 01, 2013

When Obama took office, he promised not to expend "the rule of law" for "expedience's sake." He did, and now we all face the consequences.

A Brief History of 'Bags of Cash'
The CIA's Afghanistan bribes join a long and storied genre
April 30, 2013

The CIA's Afghanistan bribes join a long and storied genre.

Afghanistan After the War
Is peace possible?
March 28, 2013

In our preoccupation with our war in Afghanistan, we've lost sight of how to bring the country peace.

Gun Control Could Save Veterans' Lives
January 08, 2013

In 2006, the Israeli Defense Forces made a relatively simple policy change that required soldiers to leave their weapons at their bases when they headed home for the weekend.  The result: a staggering 40 percent drop in the suicide rate among soldiers aged 18-21, according to a November 2010 study. The study has received some renewed interest in America in the wake of Sandy Hook.

The Last Men
December 21, 2012

Charlie Troop had six months to save a forgotten Afghan district. But what, and who, would they leave behind?

Al Qaeda’s Not as Battered as Obama Thinks
November 29, 2012

Is the terror group dead or alive? It's complicated.

Paula Broadwell, a Hanger-On in King Petraeus’s Court
November 14, 2012

Paula Broadwell was the kind of hanger-on whose arrival heralds a meritocracy in decline.