by Spencer Ackerman | May 30, 2013 | MonitorFrom email privacy to national security, Rand Paul is probably the Senate’s premier civil libertarian. As he tours Silicon Valley, he talks about his causes with Wired.
by Spencer Ackerman | May 16, 2013 | MonitorThe war against al-Qaida is far from winding down, according to top Pentagon officials. The Pentagon’s chief of irregular warfare sees it lasting for 10 to 20 more years.
by Spencer Ackerman | Apr 29, 2013 | MonitorLet Hamid Karzai be a cautionary tale. The U.S. can’t buy foreign allies. It can only rent them. And even then, the cash undermines Washington’s broader goals.
by Noah Shachtman | Apr 26, 2013 | MonitorThe newly-limbless victims from the Boston Marathon attack are still being treated, and the alleged bomber is still under interrogation. But for a handful of defense and intelligence contractors, it’s never too early to start pimping their products as the...
by Spencer Ackerman | Apr 10, 2013 | MonitorOn the Pentagon’s R&D wish list: super-powerful jamming pods, mysterious commando tech, robots that can do ‘Top Gun’ maneuvers, and more.