- Newsmaker: SAS Troops in Clash with Taliban in Afghanistan - Several papers in Great Britain report that soldiers belonging to that country's elite SAS have exchanged fire with Taliban troops near Afghanistan's capital of Kabul. James Clark, who helped write the story for the Sunday Times of London, expounds on the possible reason and results of the logistically and politically risky operation.
- Reporter's Notebook: Defense Department Intelligence Analyst Charged As Cuban Spy - The FBI has arrested a top analyst for the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency. Ana Belen Montes is charged with spying for Cuba, the country she was supposed to be monitoring. Former National Intelligence Council head Greg Treverton assesses the potential damage, downplaying the likelihood of a connection to recent terrorist events.
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After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
Autocracy, Theocracy and… paperwork Last month in Berlin, Warren visited the archives of Stasi, the Communist secret police of East Germany. He learned that paperwork was almost as important to oppressive control as maintaining a climate of fear. Then he heard Rukmini Callamachi’s podcast, “Caliphate,” about gathering records from ISIS. The result is a riveting conversation between Callamachi and Dagmar Hovestadt, spokesperson for the Stasi Museum.
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