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Into the Fray

How newspaper journalist Tom Ricks went from covering wars to influencing how they’re fought.

A Long-Awaited Reply

How a grieving father’s telegram to the President got an answer–nearly 40 years later. More here.

Forget Me Not

George and Trish Vradenburg are using their political connections, and their considerable fortune, to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease in their lifetime. What motivates them? The fear that Trish, like her mother, may have the disease. More here.

Becoming the Ambassador

Ever wonder what happens when the United States welcomes a new foreign ambassador? Here’s my behind-the-scenes look at a ceremony that’s steeped in tradition and timed to the minute.

Killer App

Have a bunch of Silicon Valley computer geeks figured out how to stop terrorists?

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Out of the Loop: The Human-Free Future of Drone Aircraft

9/10: The Day Before

Bloomberg Government aims to rule Washington media

Own the Sky: The Air Force’s epic quest to buy an airplane

Plugging the Leaks

Hacking the Bad Guys

Cuffing Digital Detectives

The Cyberwar Plan

Pentagon sharing classified cyber threat intelligence with companies

Hacking the Hill

Homeland Security Council Out?

Intel Officials Make Their Case

Executive Orders Offer ‘Quick Fix’ On Torture

Intelligence memo details transition process

A Matter of Opinions

Toxic Information

China’s Cyber Militia

Surveillance Standoff

Iran Estimate: Debate Persists

The Other About-Face on Iran

Telecoms as Trojan Horses

NSA Sought Data Before 9/11

A Court at the Crossroads

The Liberator

Intelligence Innovation Lags

The Terrorism Enhancement: An obscure law stretches the definition of terrorism, and metes out severe punishments.

Most Dangerous Theory

The Coming Storm

Shadow Hunters

The Spy Gap

The Success of Failure

The Return of the Grown-Ups

Signals and Noise

More than Meets the Ear

TIA Lives On

Tinker, Tailor, Miner, Spy

Intelligence Designs

The Private Spy Among Us

Powell’s Army

The Forgotten War

The Worm that Turned