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Krishnadev Calamur is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he oversees news coverage. He is a former editor and reporter at NPR and the author of Murder in Mumbai.
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Bowe Bergdahl Faces a Preliminary Hearing Over Charges He Deserted His Post

September 17, 2015 Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was taken from a pickup truck on June 4, 2014, and escorted to a helicopter after five years of captivity. His Taliban captors traded him for five senior members of the group in U.S. custody. On Thursday, Berhgdahl will be in court at Fort Sam Houston in...

Intelligence and the Campaign Against ISIS

September 16, 2015 Intelligence analysts have given investigators documents they say show senior military officials distorted reports on the progress made against ISIS, The New York Times is reporting. A spokeswoman for the Pentagon’s inspector general told the Times the investigation is focused on the intelligence command at Central Command, which oversees U.S....

North Korea Threatens the U.S. With Its Nuclear Program

September 15, 2015 North Korea says it will use its “steadily improved” nuclear program against the United States at “any time,” calling the program a response to a “reckless hostile policy” from the U.S. North Korea’s state-run Korean Central News Agency said the reactor at theYongbyon nuclear facility had been restarted two years...

The Korean Man Who Attacked the U.S. Ambassador to Seoul Is Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

September 11, 2015 The knife-wielding man who viciously attacked the U.S. ambassador to South Korea in March has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Kim Ki-jong, 55, attacked Ambassador Mark Lippert at a breakfast function in Seoul on March 5. The Seoul Central District Court found him guilty Friday of attempted murder,...

U.S. to Accept At Least 10,000 Syrian Refugees in the Next Fiscal Year

September 10, 2015 The White House says the U.S. is preparing to accept at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next fiscal year, which begins October 1. Spokesman Josh Earnest said President Obama had informed his team he would like them to prepare to accept the refugees who are fleeing Syria’s civil war....

Seattle's Teachers Strike as Contract Negotiations Stall

September 9, 2015 Seattle teachers voted to go on strike Wednesday, the first day of school, over stalled contract negotiations with the city’s school district. “After bargaining until midnight Monday and for most of the day Tuesday, it was clear that a settlement wasn’t close,” the Seattle Education Association, the union that represents...

Congress Returns From Its Recess, And a Government Shutdown Looms

September 8, 2015 Lawmakers return to Washington today from their summer recess, and the upcoming session is already being billed a “countdown to shutdown.” Republican leaders have lost the fight over the nuclear deal with Iran. Their next challenge is funding for Planned Parenthood. My colleague Russell Berman has the state of play:...

New York Times: Defense IG Examines if Analysis of Progress Against ISIS in Iraq Was Skewed

August 26, 2015 The Pentagon’s inspector general is looking into allegations that military officials skewed intelligence assessments about the U.S.-led campaign in Iraq against ISIS to make them seem optimistic, The New York Times reported Wednesday, citing several officials familiar with the investigation. Here’s more from the newspaper: The investigation began after at...

Ferguson's Municipal Courts Overhauled by Judge's Order

August 25, 2015 A municipal judge in Ferguson, Missouri, has announced the withdrawal of all warrants issued before December 31, 2014. Judge Donald McCullin’s order affects nearly 10,000 warrants, Stephanie Karr, municipal prosecutor for Ferguson, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Additionally, the newspaper reported, the state’s Department of Revenue will reinstate licenses that...

Top Admiral Opens the Door to Women Joining the Navy SEALs

August 19, 2015 The Navy’s top admiral tells Defense News and the Navy Times “there is no reason” why women cannot join the elite Navy SEALs if they can pass the notoriously difficult training program. “Why shouldn’t anybody who can meet these [standards] be accepted? And the answer is, there is no reason,”...