Could the Carnage in Nice Reshape France’s Spy Agencies?

French spies have faced persistent calls for reform since they failed to prevent the multiple terror strikes in Paris. The Nice attack may finally force the issue.


The Unexplained Disappearance of Dahlia Yehia

A 25-year-old American traveled to Nepal to volunteer after the earthquake. She found a friendly host on She was never heard from again.


A French Terrorist Killed Two People, Then Bragged About it on Facebook Live

Larossi Abballa live-streamed the aftermath of his home invasion and murder of two police officials in France.


Mercenaries Are the Silent Majority of Obama’s Military

The president’s "light footprint" approach to war has relied on thousands of Americans paid to fight — and die — in the shadows.


China’s ‘Guam Killers’ Threaten U.S. Anchor Base in Pacific

Advances in Chinese missile technology are putting the big American base, formerly a sanctuary, in range of attacks.


How to Invade Your Own Privacy So the Government Doesn’t Have To

In 2002, the FBI mistakenly identified Hasan Elahi as a terrorist. Since then, he’s offered free self-surveillance, posting more than 80,000 pictures online for the bureau — and the world — to see.


Fear This Man

To spies, David Vincenzetti is a salesman. To tyrants, he is a savior. How the Italian mogul built a hacking empire.

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