Black Hawk Down - Staff Sgt. Matt Eversmann’s lanky frame was fully extended, hanging from a Blackhawk helicopter 70 feet above the streets of Mogadishu…
The Last Ace - A small F-15 Eagle is visible in the distance, but larger and more immediate, filling the center of the shot, staring right at the viewer, is an incoming missile…
The Professor of War - The unceasing drive, groundbreaking methods, and darkest moments of a four-star rebel.
The Kabul-ki Dance - Inside the cockpit with the pilots and wizzos of the 391st Fighter Squadron, the top guns of America’s air war in Afghanistan.
The Enemy Within - Microsoft security programmers came up with the name Conficker, which stuck partly because ficker is German slang for “motherfucker,” and the worm was certainly that.
The Man Who Broke Atlantic City - Don Johnson won nearly $6 million playing blackjack in one night at Atlantic City’s Tropicana casino. Not long before that, he’d taken the Borgata for $5 million and Caesars for $4 million. Here’s how.
Dumb Kids’ Class - The benefits of being underestimated by the nuns at St. Petronille’s
The Measured Man - Larry Smarr, an astrophysicist turned computer scientist is charting his every bodily function in minute detail. What he’s discovering may be the future of health care.
The Case of the Vanishing Blonde - How could a 21-year-old woman disappear from her hotel room, unseen by security cameras?
The Ploy - The inside story of how the interrogators of Task Force 145 cracked Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s inner circle—without resorting to torture—and hunted down al-Qaeda’s man in Iraq.
Over Cesar Rodriguez’s desk hangs a macabre souvenir of his decades as a fighter pilot. It is a large framed picture, a panoramic cockpit view of open sky and desert. A small F‑15 Eagle is visible in the distance, but larger and more immediate, filling the center of the shot, staring right at the viewer, is an incoming missile.