The U.S. Army has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of detainee abuse in 2003, following a Reveal story that showed a photograph of an Iraqi detainee in a stress position with two smiling soldiers.
Federal air marshals assigned to protect commercial flights across the U.S. were furtively pulled from their assigned flights so they could meet for sexual trysts, get better routes or travel to cities they preferred, current and former employees said.
Former and current air marshals are coming forward to describe a “wheels-up, rings-off” culture rife with adultery, prostitution and other misconduct.
How the controversial new B61-12 bomb entered the U.S. arsenal of weapons is a tale of the extraordinary influence of the “nuclear enterprise,” as the
Seventy years ago this week, the U.S. Army detonated the first atomic bomb in New Mexico. To mark this anniversary, we look at where America’s nuclear program is today and whether the U.S. is living up to its promises not to increase its nuclear capabilities.
WAMU 88.5 News and the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University documented and analyzed nearly 2,000 cases with charges of assaulting a police officer in Washington, D.C. The results raise concerns about the use or overuse of the charge.
The House’s top oversight committee officially launched its investigation into the TSA with bipartisan support, citing allegations that an employee manipulated air marshals’ flight schedules and could have accessed government databases inappropriately.
U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, called allegations that Federal Air Marshal Service employees manipulated schedules “salacious” and said he hopes it’s an isolated incident but fears it might not be.
The American satire publication The Onion has published its share of gag news stories criticizing fanatical Islamists. But the Charlie Hebdo gunmen likely would have had a tougher time carrying out a similar attack in the U.S.