Articles by Peter Maass

The Philosopher of Surveillance

The Intercept  |  August 11, 2015
What Happens When a Failed Writer Becomes a Loyal Spy?

Benghazi Film by Michael Bay Could Be Next ‘American Sniper’ but Let’s Hope Not

The Intercept  |  July 30, 2015

How Jeffrey Sterling Took On the CIA—and Lost Everything

The Intercept  |  June 18, 2015

Inside NSA, Officials Privately Criticize ‘Collect It All’ Surveillance

The Intercept  |  May 28, 2015

The CIA and the Myths of the Bin Laden Raid

The Intercept  |  May 19, 2015

Obama’s War on Leaks Faces Backlash in Court

The Intercept  |  May 13, 2015

Why Should Bowe Bergdahl Suffer More Than Generlas Who Did Far Worse?

The Intercept  |  March 27, 2015

Atrocities Committed by U.S.-Trained Iraqi Forces—Again

The Intercept  |  March 13, 2015

Petraeus Plea Deal Reveals Two-Tier Justice System for Leaks

The Intercept  |  March 3, 2015

Destroyed By The Espionage Act

The Intercept  |  February 18, 2015
Stephen Kim Spoke To A Reporter. Now He’s In Jail. This Is His Story

Oscars Make History, So Hollywood’s War Stories Need To Be True

The Intercept  |  February 13, 2015

How Clint Eastwood Ignores History in ‘American Sniper’

The Intercept  |  January 8, 2015

The Sound of Torture

The Intercept  |  Dec. 16, 2014

Art in a Time of Surveillance

The Intercept  |  Nov. 13, 2014

A Story About Ben Bradlee

The Intercept  |  October 22, 2014

Core Secrets

The Intercept  |  October 10, 2014
NSA’s Saboteurs in China and South Korea

Killing Americans on the White House Lawn Is Wrong

The Intercept  |  October 3, 2014

Hellish Images for Hellish Wars

The Intercept  |  September 10, 2014
Beheading Videos and the Censorship of War Imagery

A Jungle Eco-Battle

Outside  |  August 25, 2014
There are two sides to the story of the biggest environmental lawsuit ever, but a new book tells only one of them.

Inside the NSA’s Secret Efforts to Hunt and Hack System Administrators

The Intercept  |  March 20, 2014

The NSA Has An Advice Columnist. Seriously.

The Intercept  |  March 7, 2014

The Secret Breakers

The New York Times Magazine  |  August 18, 2013
How Laura Poitras Helped Snowden Spill His Secrets

‘We Steal Secrets’ Misses the Leak for the Leakers

The Nation  |  June 18, 2013
Just as the Assange saga consumes too much of Alex Gibney’s film, so today’s Snowden obsession deflects attention away from our sprawling surveillance state.

Did the Iraq War Bring the Arab Spring?

The New Yorker Online  |  April 9, 2013

A Diarist At War

The New York Times  |  March 14, 2013

Mirage

Crude World  |  03/01/2013
The Venezuela of Hugo Chavez

A Private Battle for Baghdad

Sunday Times Magazine (London)  |  March 3, 2013
Lieutenant Tim McLaughlin was at the Pentagon on 9/11 and in Baghdad the day it fell. Ten years on, he shares his graphic war diaries for the first time.

Don’t Trust “Zero Dark Thirty”

The Atlantic Online  |  12-13-2012
The acclaimed thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden represents a troubling new frontier of government-embedded filmmaking.

Was Petraeus Borked?

The New Yorker Online  |  11/14/2012
When a D.C. video store revealed the Supreme Court nominee’s list of video rentals, it sparked a privacy backlash and a new law. Similarly, the Petraeus affair has put the government’s vast surveillance powers – even of elites – in a critical context.

Does Cybercrime Really Cost $1 Trillion?

ProPublica  |  08/31/2012
As the Senate considers a bill to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity, some questionable numbers keep creeping into the discussion.

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