Spy vs. Spy. To (and From) Russia, with Love

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Well, it looks like the ten infamous Russian spies are back in Mother Russia, and the four that were shilling for us have been extradited to the USA, from Russia,…

Book Review: The Defector by Daniel Silva

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I was mesmerized by news coverage of the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in his Dubai hotel room.  Al-Mabhouh was a co-founder of the paramilitary wing of Hamas, the militant Islamist…

Has Russian Teen Cracked the Electric Gun?

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The idea of using electricity to fire a projectile (i.e. an electric gun) has been around since, uh, electricity. Back around Christmas ’07, IEEE Spectrum writer Paul Wallich had a…