Sharon Weinberger

Sharon Weinberger is the national security editor at The Intercept. Her latest book is "The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency that Changed the World".

EXCERPT

The Graveyard of Empires and Big Data

The Pentagon's secret plan to crowdsource intelligence from Afghan civilians turned out to be brilliant — too brilliant.

Argument

Fix Bayonets!

If the Pentagon cuts R&D, the U.S. military will take a huge step backward.

Lists

Newt Skywalker and the Moon Mirror

A guide to the Republican front-runner's far-out, futurist vision of warfare.

The Middle East Channel

Tunnel vision

RAFAH, Gaza — For many Palestinians living in Gaza, a trip to Egypt begins much as I mine did last week: down a jury-rigged elevator that ...

Dispatch

Tunnel Vision

Why even Egypt's new government won't end Gaza's isolation.

Feature

How Not to Buy a Russian Helicopter

In its effort to equip Afghanistan's new air force, the Pentagon is getting an education in the shady post-Soviet arms trade.

Dispatch

Black Hole on the Black Sea

Inside Georgia's nuclear bazaar.

Argument

The Boogeyman Bomb

How afraid should we be of electromagnetic pulse weapons?

Dispatch

Welcome to Hamaswood

A trip inside Hamas's movie studio.

Uncategorized

The Pentagon’s Doomsday Men

Why the Department of Defense needs a lesson in risk management.

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