David Willman

Los Angeles Times

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Pulitzer-prize winning investigative reporter in the Los Angeles Times' Washington Bureau and author of The Mirage Man: Bruce Ivins, the Anthrax Attacks, and America's Rush to War

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North Korea test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile this week. The U.S. wants to protect the homeland from something like that.

U.S. defense missile test was scripted for success, investigation finds

North Korea test fired an intercontinental ballistic missile this week. The U.S. wants to protect the homeland from something like that.

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Over the past two decades, the Pentagon has spent $2.7 billion on a little-known air defense system.

The Pentagon's 'Zombie' Blimps Program

Over the past two decades, the Pentagon has spent $2.7 billion on a little-known air defense system.

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Eradicated for almost 40 years, Smallpox is known to exist in locked freezers in a Russian scientific institute and the US government.

Siga Technology's Multi-Million Dollar Smallpox Drug Deal

Eradicated for almost 40 years, Smallpox is known to exist in locked freezers in a Russian scientific institute and the US government.

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