11 May 2021 — Matt Taibbi
The War on Terror has come home, and news companies are pioneering a new brand of vigilante reporting, partnering with the spy agencies they supposed to be overseeing
Former CIA director John Brennan was a media villain, now he’s media himself.
What a difference a decade makes.
Just over ten years ago, on July 25, 2010, Wikileaks released 75,000 secret U.S. military reports involving the war in Afghanistan. The New York Times, The Guardian, and Der Spiegel helped release the documents, which were devastating to America’s intelligence community and military, revealing systemic abuses that included civilian massacres and an assassination squad, TF 373, whose existence the United States kept “protected” even from its allies.