Noah Shachtman

Foreign Policy magazine

Noah Shachtman appears in the following:

NSA Introduces New Plan To Prevent Leaks

Monday, August 12, 2013

General Keith Alexander said that the NSA plans to reduce the number of systems administrators by up to 90 percent. By limiting the number of people with access, Alexander says the le...

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Meet Atlas: The Pentagon's 'Freakily Lifelike' Robot

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Defense Department has long teamed up with technology firms to create weapons and vehicles like fighter jets. One of its latest projects is a bipedal robot called Atlas that can w...


Brain Drain: New York City Losing Out in Brain Biz

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New York City is a leading center for neuroscience research, so you'd think it would stand to benefit from President Obama's new $100 million initiative to map the human brian.


The Iranian Government's Army of Spies

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

According to a new report, Iran’s spy agency, the Ministry of Intelligence and Security, is the most powerful and well-funded government agency in the country. Noah Shachtman, contr...

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The IDF's Twitter Offensive

Friday, November 16, 2012

As the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) fired missles into Gaza this week, they did something unprecedented in military history: they tweeted about it. As the fighting unfolded, the IDF carried out a real-time social media campaign, posting justifications, combat videos, and propaganda posters to Twitter and to a dedicated live blog. Bob talks to Noah Shachtman, editor of's Danger Room blog, who tries to explain the IDF's logic and put their media offensive in perspective.

Clive Carroll & John Renbourn - First Drive

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Underreported: Teaching the Afghan Army to Read

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The American-led strategy in Afghanistan relies on training local Afghan forces so they’re able to take over their own security. Only 18 percent of those 243,000 Afghans in the army and police have more than a Kindergarten-level ability to read. Noah Shachtman, contributing writer for Wired magazine, discusses the US military’s efforts to teach Afghan security forces to read as well as to fight.

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Taliban Target WikiLeaks Names

Friday, July 30, 2010

The WikiLeaks documents have far reaching consequences in Afghanistan. The Taliban claims that they are going to track down informants named in the WikiLeaks documents, putting many lives at risk. Also, the evidence that Pakistan has worked with the Taliban has emboldened the Afghan government to come out harshly against Pakistan.


C.I.A and Google Invest in Web Monitoring Company

Friday, July 30, 2010

Google Ventures and In-Q-Tel, the investment arms of Google and the C.I.A., are both backing a start-up company called Recorded Future that monitors activity and text on the Web in real time and uses the information to spot early trends and events. The company also attempts to take current data and model what's going to happen in the future...

Google is not directly collaborating with the C.I.A., but its actions are likely to cause some unease for those already worried about whether the company can be trusted to protect consumers' privacy.