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

The Intercept
May 28, 2015

AS MEMBERS OF CONGRESS struggle to agree on which surveillance programs to re-authorize before the Patriot Act expires, they might consider the unusual advice of an intelligence analyst at the National Security Agency who warned about the danger of collecting too much data. ...  (Read more)

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

The Intercept
March 27, 2015

What punishment should Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl receive for allegedly deserting his post in Afghanistan? The answer comes by asking another question: What punishment has been handed out to American generals and politicians whose incompetence caused far more bloodshed and grief ...  (Read more)

Stephen Kim Spoke To A Reporter. Now He’s In Jail. This Is His Story

The Intercept
February 18, 2015

ON THE MORNING of June 11, 2009, James Rosen stepped inside the State Department, scanned his building badge and made his way to the Fox News office in the busy press room on the second floor. It was going to be a hectic day. Like other reporters working the phones that ...  (Read more)

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

The Intercept
February 13, 2015

When the Academy Awards are handed out, history will be made.

I’m not referring to the Oscars that particular films might win, but our embrace of their narratives of history. If “American Sniper” gathers a fistful of statues, even more people will see a film that ...  (Read more)

How Clint Eastwood Ignores History in ‘American Sniper’

The Intercept
January 8, 2015

Just a few pages into “American Sniper,” Chris Kyle used an epithet to describe the Arabs on the wrong side of his gun scope. “A lot of people, myself included, called the enemy ‘savages,’” he wrote. “I only wish I had killed more. Not for bragging rights, ...  (Read more)