Tara McKelvey, a 2011 Guggenheim fellow, is a correspondent for Newsweek and The Daily Beast. She is also a frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review and the author of Monstering: Inside America’s Policy of Secret Interrogations and Torture in the Terror War (Basic Books).
Cameron Munter talks about his battle with the CIA over drones. Tara McKelvey reports. MORE
Michael Posner is the president’s point man on democracy: no wonder he looks exhausted. MORE
The unusual disclosures about the thwarted plot suggest the CIA has reach and may throw terrorists... MORE
Three agents have lost their jobs, and two investigations are underway.... MORE
The man who once called President Bush the "torturer in chief" has become a fierce defender of... MORE
Spies are exercising even more caution after WikiLeaks published Stratfor emails, reports Tara... MORE
American officials are struggling over how to answer Syrians’ calls for aid.
Communicating with North Korea has never been easy, as Aram Roston and Tara McKelvey report. MORE
The leaner military the president’s proposing means fewer troops and more Predator drones. MORE
American officials are conducting secret talks with insurgents on Guantánamo prisoners’ possible... MORE
The recovery of a drone in Iran may have exposed a serious flaw in the system. By Tara McKelvey MORE
Anwar al-Awlaki is Al Qaeda’s most charismatic leader in the West, even after his death, says Tara... MORE
Saudi interior minister is new heir to the throne, reports Tara McKelvey. MORE
Americans have invested heavily in Egypt’s military, which cracked down brutally on protesters... MORE