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David W. Brown

David Brown is a freelance writer and novelist generally published under the pseudonym D.B. Grady. He is the co-author of Deep State: Inside the Government Secrecy Industry. He is a correspondent for The Atlantic and a regular contributor to TheWeek.com and Mental Floss. His work can be found at dbgrady.com.

World

What Iraq's chaos tells us about Afghanistan's coming spiral of drug-fueled violence and despair

Entertainment

Matt Bell on readerly impulse, tastemakers, and the gatekeepers of publishing

World

How NATO spent $200 million teaching Afghan cops to read — and failed

World

How one inspector general is fighting fraud and waste in Afghanistan

World

INTERVIEW: Robert Greenwald's war on drones

U.S.

This lawsuit could destroy FOIA

U.S.
D.B. Grady

Boston is a tragedy, but it's not your tragedy

U.S.

INTERVIEW: War on Whistleblowers' director Robert Greenwald

World

Kim Jong Un's less responsible, Disney-obsessed older brother

U.S.

The government's ludicrous obsession with secrecy

U.S.
D.B. Grady

The Pentagon's bafflingly backward priorities

U.S.

10 things you didn't know about the president's secret army

Tech
D.B. Grady

How our love of gadgets makes us hate each other

Tech
D.B. Grady

How Microsoft is failing Windows 8

Tech
D.B. Grady

Cyber is a fraudulent weapon in a nonexistent war

Tech
D.B. Grady

America's embarrassingly redundant and entangled cyber security complex

World

In praise of Prince Harry, soldier

U.S.
D.B. Grady

Why women soldiers don't belong on the front lines

U.S.

The irresponsibly stupid and dangerous camouflage patterns of the U.S. military

World
D.B. Grady

How American inaction is killing Syrians

World
D.B. Grady

Syria's PR campaign failed — and so did America's policy

World
D.B. Grady

Why the world is preparing for war in Mali

World
D.B. Grady

Obama is right to oppose new sanctions on Iran

Tech
D.B. Grady

The perks and perils of our newly indexed society

News+Opinion
D.B. Grady

Why the CIA should get out of the killing business. Again.

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