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The Real Problem with America’s Aircraft Carriers Is Easy to See (But Near Impossible to Fix)

Aircraft Carriers, specifically American aircraft carriers, seem to be taking quite a thrashing these days in the press. Some claim they are old and …

Interview Series — Concha Labra

Hosted by Career in Analytics<p>Welcome to the next installment of <b>Career in Analytics</b><b>’</b> interview series. This forum is designed for decision science …

Refugees around the world can now take online classes for free

Of the myriad troubles that come with being displaced from one’s home country, losing educational credentials may seem small. But it isn’t. Refugees who resettle in other countries often find themselves unable to continue on their previous career path due to a new set of employer standards or …

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Exploring the world with your smartphone - 9 extremely useful apps for the savvy traveller

We live in a digital age where we explore the world with our smartphones. So it makes sense that instead of parting with cash to buy language dictionaries and tourist guide books, we would rather download a selection of helpful apps and save space in our suitcases before we go away on holiday. And …

How to Get into Las Vegas Clubs for Free

Related Articles<p>If you know the right people, you can get into Las Vegas clubs for free. Luckily, I have a list of some of the right people.<p>Two years …

How to identify fake Luxury Watches

Collecting luxury watches is an expensive fad. But collectors have to be very watchful – counterfeit watches are not only flooding the malls, but …

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The Former Head of the CIA on Managing the Hunt for Bin Laden

May 2 marks the fifth anniversary of the operation that killed the world’s most wanted terrorist, Osama Bin Laden. His death was the culmination of a global manhunt that lasted more than a decade and assumed extreme urgency after the September 11, 2001, attacks.<p>The Bin Laden operation was a seminal …

6 Ugly Things I Learned Selling Guns To Drug Cartels

Thousands upon thousands of firearms are smuggled into Mexico from the U.S. each year. The Bureau Of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), despite …

The CIA's Problem: Subpar Spies

One year ago, CIA Director John Brennan announced sweeping changes at Langley, promising to reorganize the spy service by instituting a slew of bureaucratic fixes to its management structure.<p>Then on Thursday, the CIA acknowledged that it left explosive training material on a children’s school bus …

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The Story Behind an Infamous Escobar Cartel Assassination

Barry Seal made a killing selling drugs for the Ochoa brothers, but after being outed as a key informant, ended up a marked man.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE US</i><p>Adler Berriman "Barry" Seal was a drug smuggler who, in the early 1980s, orchestrated the importation of thousands of pounds of …

Hezbollah in business with Colombian drug cartels, DEA says | Fox News

The Lebanon-based extremist group Hezbollah has business connections with South American drug cartels, and has been using them to enter the narcotics trafficking business, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced this week.<p>The DEA said the terrorist group’s External Security Organization …

Former DEA Agent Exposes US Government’s Role in Cocaine Epidemic

Were the CIA and the U.S. government responsible for devastating American communities by supporting drug traffickers?<p>There is an epidemic of cocaine, …

How DEA agents and Navy SEALs helped bring down the 'King of Cocaine' Pablo Escobar

The US embassy wanted the DEA and their Bolivian <i>Leopardos</i> to raid a <i>finca</i>, a ranch, out in the remote northern part of the country, and they wanted a rush put on it.<p>DEA Agent Larry Leveron and Navy SEAL Hershal Davis rode on Bolivian UH-1 Huey helicopters with the Bolivian police, flying toward the</i> …

How the Feds Blew a Case Against an Alleged South American Drug Money Launderer

Experts and former drug warriors say the debacle represents a stunning blow against the US government's efforts to punish those who profit from the global drug trade.<p>For federal law enforcement officials, Martin Lustgarten Acherman was a prize catch in the war on drugs. Since 2007, investigators …

Don't Panic

Ever since the 2008 global financial crisis, pundits have tried to guess which country could set off the next implosion. Last week, China seemed to …

The Nazi-Loving Drug Lord Who Revolutionized the Cocaine Smuggling Industry

When Carlos "Crazy Charlie" Lehder of the Medellin cartel, was eventually taken down for his drug crimes, the prosecutors compared his cocaine transportation system to what Henry Ford was to automobiles.<p>Carlos Lehder first got involved with the Medellin cocaine cartel headed by Pablo Escobar in the …

How federal agents gained an inner look at Mass. drug running

Once again, they sat across a table from one another, the FBI agent and Boston cop on one side and the man they had come to call “The Gentleman” on …

How To Sideload / Install Kodi On Apple TV 4

Here’s a step by step tutorial on how to sideload and install Kodi on the new Apple TV 4 the easy way. No jailbreak is required for this as …

Zambada killed

Screen grab of crime scene on December 11, 2015 in Culiacan, Mexico. Screen grab/Tito Bandido/YouTube<p>Although details on the killing of a power drug capo's nephew are still scarce, there is reason to believe the murder foreshadows a conflict for Mexico's mighty Sinaloa Cartel.<p>In the city of …

How DEA Agents Took Down Mexico's Most Vicious Drug Cartel

… And how this helped give rise to the criminal empire of Chapo Guzmán<p><i>This story features violent images.</i><p>For 14 months<b>,</b> the first thing Dave Herrod, a special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, did every morning was boot up his laptop and begin tracking a 43-foot yacht with Dock …

How Mexican officials worked alongside the world's most powerful drug lord

The Sinaloan cartel of Chapo Guzmán and Mayo Zambada, they say, became emboldened by an alliance with federal officials to attempt a takeover of all of Mexico's trafficking supported by federal troops.<p>Chapo Guzmán then helped arrest his rivals, such as the Beard's brother Alfredo Beltrán Leyva, …

Talking Watches: With William Massena

Say the name "William Massena" over on the now-20-year-old pages of the watch lovers' forum Timezone.com, and many will recoil in fear. William has …

2 former Wall Streeters found an elegant solution to the biggest problem with building a watch collection

The biggest problem with starting a killer watch collection — with some vintage pieces, of course — is making sure everything you buy is 100% authentic.<p>TrueFacet is one solution to that problem.<p>It's an online retailer that buys and sells jewelry. More important, it appraises that jewelry and makes …

Man in vogue: The fashion-conscious Indian man is no longer a myth

For Mudit Singhania (30), a financial service executive, shopping for office wear, especially shirts, has always been a bit of a nightmare. He would …

Miami Memoirs: Revisiting Michael Mann's Miami Vice

Almost a decade ago, Mann released his feature film to audiences that expected one thing: the <i>Vice</i> they knew. And, in a very Mann move, he didn’t …

How to explain the KGB’s amazing success identifying CIA agents in the field?

Paranoid CIA heads blamed Soviet moles, but the real reason for the repeated disasters was much simpler<p>As the Cold War drew to a close with the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, those at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, finally hoped to resolve many long-standing puzzles.<p>The most …

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Check out: Priyanka Chopra's SWAT avatar in Quantico

Priyanka Chopra who has been moving from strength to strength after tasting success with her international music albums and Bollywood films that have …

'El Chapo' Guzmán's key role in the global cocaine trade is becoming clearer

According to a recent report from from Colombian newspaper El Tiempo, Sinaloa controls 35% of the cocaine exported from Colombia — the largest producer of the drug in the world.<p>Now that El Chapo has escaped from a Mexican prison, Colombian generals who worked to bring down the notorious Colombian …

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