Matthew Einstein

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“These Aren’t Men — They’re Demons!” — The French Foreign Legion’s Desperate Defence of Camarón

<i>By Frederick J. Chiaventone</i><p><b>IN 1861, MEXICO</b> was in a state of turmoil.<p>Newly elected President Benito Juarez had, in defeating the rebels contesting …

A Traveller’s Record of Syrian Monuments Before the War

In April, 2009, Peter Aaron, a veteran architectural photographer, went on vacation with his family, to Syria. It was about one year into President Obama’s first term, long before the name <i>ISIS</i> was broadly known. That same month, Seymour Hersh would write with a note of optimism, in this magazine, …

This Chicken & Sweet Potato Skillet Is Ready in 30 Minutes

We're in the Thanksgiving home stretch here, and people have turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes on the brain. But as you ramp up for the big …

[Premiere] A Sith Lord Is Born in This Gorgeously Dark 'Star Wars' Fan Film

In 'Dark Legacy,' a female apprentice must kill a Sith Master to inherit his legacy, or become host to a strange parasite.<p>When it comes to Star Wars and learning the Force, we've seen most of it from the perspective of the Jedi. When we see training, like Anakin, Luke, and now Rey, it's all from …

The “keys to the cyber caliphate”: The daring U.S. raid to seize the ISIS personnel database

<b>(Getty/shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>How U.S. counterterrorism intelligence got their hands on the data that changed the fight against ISIS<p>Malcolm Nance • Christopher Sampson<p>July 2, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted with permission from “Hacking ISIS” by Malcolm Nance and Christopher Sampson. Copyright 2017, …

Abu Sayyaf

A 20-Minute Cardio Workout That’s Way Better Than the Treadmill

There’s no need to suffer through a snoozefest of miles on the dreadmill treadmill just because you think that’s the easiest way to do cardio. News …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

The Long Struggle to Reform the System That Lets Cops Casually Seize Property and Cash

Politicians in both parties have been trying to overhaul the process by which police confiscate the cash and belongings they think have some vague connection to crime. Then Donald Trump happened.<p>A little after 7:30 in the morning on January 28, 2016, 28 automatic-weapon-carrying SWAT team members …

One Father’s Photos of the Magic of Childhood

“As we age,” Kentucky photographer Adrian C. Murray says, “we tend to forget the wonder that comes with being young.”<p>He’s rediscovered pieces of that …

Photos: The hauntingly stoic vacancy of Civil War amputees

Damaged bodies, traumatized nation<p>The American Civil War was a brutal enterprise. 750,000 men lost their lives in four years, many by means more …

War

Mexican authorities busted 2 more cross-border tunnels possibly built by the Sinaloa cartel

The Mexican military and federal police, working with other law-enforcement agencies, raided two cross-border tunnels traversing the border between Tijuana and San Diego on Monday.<p>The Mexican attorney general's office said the tunnels were thought to be the work of the powerful Sinaloa cartel, …

The Shrink as Secret Agent: Jung, Hitler, and the OSS

PARIS — By the middle of 1942, a handful of senior officers in the German army and intelligence apparatus worried that their Führer, Adolf Hitler, …

Adolf Hitler

Las Pozas: A Royal Wizard’s Psychedelic Palace in the Mexican Jungle

XILITLA, Mexico — He was, the BBC declared, the last of the great eccentrics. A self-described wizard and a poet, he was also a model who appeared in …

Art

The U.S. Army Is Putting Laser Weapons on Vehicles

It's finally happening!<p>The U.S. Army now has firm plans to put laser weaponry on its armored vehicles. The Army and defense contractor General Dynamics are mounting lasers on Stryker interim armored vehicles to shoot down incoming missiles, mortars, drones, and artillery.<p>During the Iraq War, the …

Django/Zorro – Like dipping french fries in a milkshake, the pairing oddly works

<i>Django/Zorro</i><p>by Quentin Tarantino (author), Matt Wagner (author/artist) and artists Francesco Francavilla, Jae Lee, and Esteve Polls<p>Dynamite …

Russia Says It’s Joining China to Counter U.S. Missile Defense

Russia said it’s working with China to counter U.S. plans to expand its missile-defense network, which the two nations see as targeting their …

Trump, Clinton meet with Netanyahu as presidential debate looms

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday as the presidential candidates brush up on foreign policy hours before their debate.<p>Clinton’s meeting with Netanyahu was brief. The two met for less than an hour in Manhattan, according to Clinton campaign …

11 Places to Visit on the Ultimate American Road Trip

There’s something truly romantic about the great American road trip. The thought of throwing caution to the wind, jumping in the car (a vintage …

Jackson Hole

In battle for Iraq's Mosul, many forces with many motives

An unlikely array of forces is converging on the city of Mosul, lining up for a battle on the historic plains of northern Iraq that is likely to be decisive in the war against the Islamic State group.<p>The usual alliance — Iraqi troops alongside Shiite militiamen, Kurdish fighters, Sunni Arab …

Chinese authorities crack down on tiny Jewish community

Over the past few months, Chinese authorities have gradually closed down the few Jewish organizations in the city of Kaifeng, and the few hundred …

Anarchists, Puerto Ricans, Croatians Too: Nearly Everyone’s Attacked NYC

New York is no stranger to explosives. Over the past century the city has endured bombings carried out by lunatics, extortionists, and extremists of …

World Trade Center

The Observer view on Britain’s role in the slave trade | Observer editorial

Nearly two centuries after slavery was abolished, this country has still not fully acknowledged the shameful part it played. We must delay no longer<p>“This is the story of this country… generations of people who felt the lash of bondage, the shame of servitude, the sting of segregation, but who kept …

U.S. Looks to Beat ISIS Before Obama’s Out

To hear members of the national security community tell it, ISIS is about to lose its grip on its Iraqi capital.<p>In the last 10 days alone, the two …

Middle East

IS cordoned off from outside world as Turkey seals border

Turkey's Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said Sunday that his nation's forces and Syrian rebels expelled the Islamic State (IS) group from the last …

10 Stories That Prove Gurkhas Are the Fiercest Fighters On The Planet

They can take down tanks and fight battalions single-handedly

Ancient Viking warrior blade unearthed by Icelandic goose hunters

The group of hunters fortuitously stumbled upon the weapon in Skaftárhreppur, south Iceland, a region badly hit by floods last year.<p>Pictures of the …

War against Isis: Security services bracing for possible return of thousands of jihadists as group loses territory

Security services are examining plans for how to deal with thousands of Western jihadists who would seek to return to Europe as Isis continues to …

Middle East