Egyptian voters went to the polls last week to vote on a new constitution, replacing the Muslim Brotherhood-penned document approved during the country's ill-fated Islamist rule.
We live in what the National Security Agency [NSA] has called “the golden age of SIGINT [signals intelligence].” We might have guessed this. We now know it for a fact because of a spectacular act of civil disobedience by Edward Snowden.
In late May 2006, U.S. troops pacifying Kabul, Afghanistan, lost control of a cargo truck, causing a massive pileup and killing one civilian. This sparked rioting by a mob of Afghans, many frustrated after nearly five years of U.S.-led occupation.
A wunderkind who earned a PhD in physics at 21, Harold Brown became director of Livermore Laboratory in his mid-twenties after helping develop the Polaris missile. That nuclear weapon, which could be launched from a submarine, changed the balance of nuclear capabilities in the Cold War.