National Security
Reality Winner, Whistleblower on Russian Hacking, Is Released From Prison
Peter Maass – Jun. 14
Winner, who received the longest-ever prison sentence for serving as a journalistic source, has moved to a federal halfway house in Texas.
In the Least Wired Country on Earth, U.S. Military Asks Airstrike Victims to File Complaints Online
Nick Turse – Jun. 10
Leaflets convinced many Somali militants to switch sides, but America is less interested in hearing from people hurt by its drones.
Voices
Trump’s DOJ Was Wrong to Seize My Phone Records
Eric Lichtblau – Jun. 8
These are precarious times for journalists and their sources, as the seizure of my call records shows.
Pentagon Undercounts Civilian Casualties in New Report, Experts Say
Nick Turse – Jun. 3
The annual report vastly understates civilians killed by the U.S. military, and condolence payments are not offered even in confirmed cases.
Why Daniel Ellsberg Wants the U.S. to Prosecute Him Under the Espionage Act
Jon Schwarz – Jun. 1
In an exclusive interview, Ellsberg explains why he hopes the courts take on the law used to crack down on whistleblowers.
One Man’s No-Fly List Nightmare
Murtaza Hussain, Pedro Armando Aparicio – May. 30
Ashraf Maniar was surveilled and harassed at home in the U.S., and detained by a foreign government, after being placed on the terrorism watchlist.
Microwave Weapon Concerns Spread to Department of Homeland Security
Ken Klippenstein – May. 28
A memo obtained by The Intercept reveals that CIA-bred fears of “Havana Syndrome” have reached the department that houses ICE and CBP.
Congress Sought Details About Biden’s Pledge to End U.S. Support for Yemen War. They Got a “Non-Answer.”
Alex Emmons – May. 27
The State Department’s letter — which finally arrived Wednesday, more than two months late — contains no new information.
Pentagon Plans to Monitor Social Media of Military Personnel for Extremist Content
Ken Klippenstein – May. 17
The military has previously balked at surveilling service members for extremist political views due to First Amendment protections.
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