William Arkin

William Arkin appears in the following:

The Myth of the Safer War

Friday, September 11, 2015

William Arkin examines why seemingly successful wars never seem to end, and how our impulse to make wars "safer" put everyone in much more danger.

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Solutions for Curbing the Shadow Government

Thursday, September 12, 2013

What if you knew that the government had a massive secret master plan outlining its response to a series of improbable disasters? William Arkin is a former U.S. Army intelligence offi...

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'Odyssey Dawn' and the Politics of Naming a Military Operation

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"Operation Odyssey Dawn" is the name given to our current military mission in Libya. But the choice of words is giving some the uncomfortable feeling that the U.S. may be embarking in an epically long battle, akin to the story of Homer's "Odyssey." But when it comes to military operations, what's in a name? It's not significant in the ways one might think. We talk with William Arkin, a former Army intelligence analyst and consultant. He's also the author of "Code Names: Deciphering U.S. Military Programs, Plans, and Operations in the 9/11 World."

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Top Secret America

Thursday, July 22, 2010

After the September 11th attacks, the government began rapidly expanding our national security and intelligence operations. Washington Post national security reporter William Arkin, co-author of the three-part series Top Secret America, explains how the system has become so large and so complex that no one really knows if it’s working.

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Top Secret America

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

William Arkin, national security reporter for the Washington Post, discusses his new series Top Secret America, which describes America's national security buildup since the September 11th, 2001 attacks.

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Capitol Grill

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

General David Petraeus, the top American commander in Baghdad, testifies before the Senate today, and will likely face tough questioning from all three Presidential candidates. The Washington Post's William Arkin offers his analysis.

Programming Note: WNYC and NPR are offering live coverage of the hearings available here.

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