Articles by Peter Maass

category: Iraq/Afghanistan/Pakistan

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.

Slumlords

The New Republic  |  May 3, 2003
Dispatch from Baghdad

“Good Kills”

The New York Times Magazine  |  April 20, 2003
To get to Baghdad, the marines of the Third Battalion fought the old-fashioned way—by shooting as many of the enemy as they could. Their victims weren’t all soldiers.

Soldier of Misfortune

The New York Times Magazine  |  April 13, 2003

Hungry Road

The New York Times  |  April 6, 2003
Food, Too, Can Be a Weapon of the War In Iraq.

Pressed

The New Republic  |  March 31, 2003
Dispatch from Kuwait

If a Terror Suspect Won’t Talk, Should He Be Made To?

The New York Times  |  March 8, 2003
Security and retribution in a murky world.

When Al Qaeda Calls

The New York Times Magazine  |  February 2, 2003
An Arab journalist’s close encounter with terrorists.

A Bulletproof Mind

The New York Times Magazine  |  November 10, 2002
The Special Forces are being engineered not only for the traumas of battle but also for its aftermath.

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