Intelligence

Dept Of Secrets

Venting and Complaining

How the United States and the Soviet Union tried to conceal the problem of radioactive leaks from underground nuclear tests.

William Burr |

Dispatch

Dorky Park

What’s an NSA geek to do with a year in Russia?

Shaun Walker |

Argument

Breach or Debate

It's time for Congress to use its freedom of speech power to force the intelligence debate out into the open.

Bruce Ackerman |

Report

NSA Hype Machine

Is Edward Snowden exposing the NSA -- or just buying its sales pitch?

Shane Harris |

Argument

Out in the Open

Why America needs to declassify its foreign policy.

Sen. Bob Corker |

Report

The Supreme Court May Be the Best Hope to Stop the NSA

Congress couldn't draw back the surveillance dragnet. But the justices might.

Shane Harris |

Report

Is the U.S. Ramping Up a Secret War in Somalia?

Islamists in East Africa were supposed to be on the run. But the raids and spy flights keep increasing.

Colum Lynch |

Micah Zenko

If Trayvon Were Pakistani…

Why isn't Obama outraged about a drone war based on profiling?

Micah Zenko |

Argument

What If Snowden's Laptops Hold No Secrets?

The NSA leaker insists he'll never give classified data to the Russians. He may be telling the truth.

Noah Shachtman |

Investigation

The CIA's New Black Bag Is Digital

When the NSA can't break into your computer, these guys break into your house.

Matthew M. Aid |

Argument

Willful Ignorants

Pakistan’s leaked bin Laden report proves that the country’s vaunted spy agency is either shockingly inept or duplicitous. Or both.

Umar Farooq |

Argument

Aeroflop

Taking in Snowden didn't go exactly as the Kremlin had planned.

Dmitri Trenin |

Argument

Europe's New 'Time Bomb' Is Ticking in Syria

Hundreds are joining the fight against Assad. Will they return as terrorists?

Colum Lynch |

Terms of Engagement

The Only Thing We Have to Fear…

An Independence Day oratory on America’s national security paranoia.

James Traub |

Feature

The Idiot’s Guide to Snooping on Europe

What NSA spooks need to know about the world’s least sexy spy post, from A to Z.

Gareth Harding |

Putinology

Talk About Strange Bedfellows

In Moscow, sympathy for Edward Snowden crosses all party lines.

Anna Nemtsova |

Dept Of Secrets

Israel's Secret Uranium Buy

How Argentina fueled Ben-Gurion's nuclear program.

William Burr |

Argument

Espionage? Moi?

Sure, Paris is a hypocrite when it comes to spying. But it isn't alone.

Adam Rawnsley |

Report

Has the Pentagon's Strategy Shop Gone MIA?

At the cash-strapped Defense Department, the bean counters now have the upper hand.

Gordon Lubold |

Feature

Comey Don't Play That

How Obama's pick to lead the FBI tried to put the brakes on the NSA's surveillance dragnet.

Marc Ambinder |

Argument

Evil in a Haystack

How do you find a terrorist hidden in millions of gigabytes of metadata?

J.M. Berger |

Argument

The Real Reason You're Mad at the NSA

Imagine the civil-military divide -- but much, much bigger.

John McLaughlin |

Christian Caryl

Secret Police State

What’s worse: the NSA or the East German Stasi?

Christian Caryl |

Feature

Type 'S' for Suspicious

DARPA's far-out, high-tech plan to catch the next Edward Snowden.

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

One Era's Traitor Is Another Era's Whistle-Blower

How the media covered national-security leaks in Daniel Ellsberg's day.

J. Dana Stuster |

Argument

Intel Outside

Could the NSA just use foreign governments to spy on Americans?

David Cole |

Micah Zenko

To Protect and Defend...

No, Mr. President, your top job is not to 'keep the American people safe.'

Micah Zenko |