Articles by Peter Maass

category: Iraq/Afghanistan/Pakistan

Benghazi Film by Michael Bay Could Be Next ‘American Sniper’ but Let’s Hope Not

The Intercept  |  July 30, 2015

The CIA and the Myths of the Bin Laden Raid

The Intercept  |  May 19, 2015

Why Should Bowe Bergdahl Suffer More Than Generlas Who Did Far Worse?

The Intercept  |  March 27, 2015

Atrocities Committed by U.S.-Trained Iraqi Forces—Again

The Intercept  |  March 13, 2015

Oscars Make History, So Hollywood’s War Stories Need To Be True

The Intercept  |  February 13, 2015

How Clint Eastwood Ignores History in ‘American Sniper’

The Intercept  |  January 8, 2015

The Sound of Torture

The Intercept  |  Dec. 16, 2014

Hellish Images for Hellish Wars

The Intercept  |  September 10, 2014
Beheading Videos and the Censorship of War Imagery

Did the Iraq War Bring the Arab Spring?

The New Yorker Online  |  April 9, 2013

A Diarist At War

The New York Times  |  March 14, 2013

A Private Battle for Baghdad

Sunday Times Magazine (London)  |  March 3, 2013
Lieutenant Tim McLaughlin was at the Pentagon on 9/11 and in Baghdad the day it fell. Ten years on, he shares his graphic war diaries for the first time.

Don’t Trust “Zero Dark Thirty”

The Atlantic Online  |  12-13-2012
The acclaimed thriller about the hunt for Osama bin Laden represents a troubling new frontier of government-embedded filmmaking.

An Enduring Condition

The Nation  |  May 9, 2012

Celebrating the Celebrations

The New Yorker Online  |  May 4, 2011

The Toppling

The New Yorker  |  January 3, 2011
How the media inflated a minor moment in a long war

Scenes from the Violent Twilight of Oil

Foreign Policy  |  September 8, 2009
It succors and drowns human life. And for the last eight years, oil — and the people and places that make it — was my obsession.

Situation Normal

Slate  |  July 18, 2008
What “Generation Kill” Gets Right About Iraq

The Salvadorization of Iraq?

The New York Times Magazine  |  May 1, 2005
The counterinsurgency is increasingly being waged by former elite troops of Saddam Hussein’s army, with guidance from a U.S. adviser who in the 80’s commanded the Special Forces in El Salvador. It’s not a pretty campaign.

Tech Solutions in Far-Out Places

Popular Science  |  October 2004
An ode to the Thuraya 7101 Satphone.

What’s In Your Gadget Bag?

Gizmodo  |  May 3, 2004
A War Correspondent’s Digital Gear

The Counterinsurgent

The New York Times Magazine  |  January 11, 2004
Major John Nagl was a leading military scholar on how to fight a resistance. But could he make his ideas work on the ground in Iraq?

The Ground They Fight On

War: USA, Afghanistan, Iraq  |  January 2004

Enemy Combatants

The New York Times Magazine  |  December 15, 2002
Ideas of 2002

Thunder Run

The New York Times Magazine  |  December 14, 2003

Project Eyes

The New York Times Magazine  |  December 14, 2003
New tools for an occupation.

The Race to Baghdad

Outside  |  July 2003
This spring, a quarter of a million Americans took a trip. It was noisy, hot, and violent. Accommodations were poor. Some of them didn’t come back.

Meet the New Boss

The New York Times Magazine  |  June 8, 2003
Dathar Khashab had what it took to maneuver his way up through the ranks in Saddam Hussein’s oil bureaucracy. When his new managers showed up wearing U.S.-issue fatigues, he didn’t miss a step.

Salam Pax Is Real

Slate  |  June 2, 2003
How do I know Baghdad’s famous blogger exists? He worked for me.

Trying to Rebuild Iraq, While Watching Their Backs

The New York Times  |  May 11, 2003

Back-Room Theocrat

The New York Times Magazine  |  May 11, 2003
Moqtadah al-Sadr wants an Iraq run by God’s laws. But first he has to outsmart his rivals, outmaneuver the Americans and get Iraq’s millions of Shiites behind him.

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