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Marc Ambinder
Marc Ambinder
Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

An Educated Guess About How the NSA Is Structured

Marc Ambinder Aug 14, 2013

Chris Christie: Fit to Be President?

The psychological and political aftermath of the governor's weight-loss surgery Marc Ambinder May 7, 2013 Reuters

The Day the Secret Service Almost Shot Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The intelligence brief on the apparent accident was three sentences long, and it scared the hell out of White House officials. Marc Ambinder and David W. Brown April 2013 Issue

Did America's Cyber Attack on Iran Make Us More Vulnerable?

The covert operation set back Tehran's nuclear program several years -- but may have put America's own infrastructure at risk. Marc Ambinder Jun 5, 2012

The Story of How U.S. Special Forces Infiltrated Pakistan

Using special tracking technology and CIA oversight, teams have quietly crossed the border to challenge al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and their supporters in the Pakistani spy service. Marc Ambinder and David W. Brown Feb 15, 2012

Obama Got Us Out of Iraq, but Voters Just Don't Care Anymore

Although it was a signature issue for Sen. Obama during his campaign, President Obama won't get much political capital for following through on his promise. Marc Ambinder Dec 16, 2011

U.S. Drone That Went Down in Iran Was High-Tech Intel Tool, Officials Say

The drone that Iran claims to have shot down was a stealth RQ-170 "Sentinel" Marc Ambinder Dec 6, 2011

A Hot Flash in the Cold War With Pakistan

A NATO attack kills 24 Pakistani soldiers and Pakistan responds by closing U.S. supply routes into Afghanistan. Is the relationship between Washington and Islamabad about to disintegrate? Marc Ambinder Nov 28, 2011

Mitt Romney Ramps Up Attacks on Obama

Judging by his latest barrage of criticism, the former Massachusetts governor is already running against the president -- sort of Marc Ambinder Nov 27, 2011

Newt's Gift to Obama: A GOP Immigration Rift

With his "humane" argument, the former House speaker has put the president's chief rival, Mitt Romney, in a difficult spot Marc Ambinder Nov 23, 2011

Why Did Perry Get Into the Race, Really?

Republican consultants at loose ends and looking for work sold the Texas governor a bill of goods about his prospects Marc Ambinder Nov 9, 2011

Will Nuclear Watchdog Report Change U.S. Policy Toward Iran?

The International Atomic Energy Agency says Iran may still be working toward a bomb Marc Ambinder Nov 9, 2011

The Ally From Hell

Pakistan lies. It hosted Osama bin Laden (knowingly or not). Its government is barely functional. It hates the democracy next door. It is home to both radical jihadists and a large and growing nuclear arsenal (which it fears the U.S. will seize). Its intelligence service sponsors terrorists who attack American troops. With a friend like this, who needs enemies? Jeffrey Goldberg and Marc Ambinder December 2011 Issue

Obama to Issue So-Called 'WikiLeaks' Executive Order

Federal agencies will be instructed to safeguard their secrets to prevent future leaks Marc Ambinder Oct 7, 2011

Obama to Issue 'Wikileaks Order'

After the leak of classified State Department cables, the president will direct federal agencies on sharing information Marc Ambinder Oct 7, 2011

Why U.S. Presidents Lecture the UN

American leaders consistently hector the global body, challenging it to live up to its charter Marc Ambinder Sep 21, 2011

Obama's Lonely Middle Ground

The president and Congress just haven't gotten along. In tonight's speech, he'll face a tough political calculus yet again. Marc Ambinder Sep 8, 2011

Fighting Perception of Weakness, Obama Puts Onus on Lawmakers

"Leading from behind" has left the president with low approval ratings, and the White House is now shifting its strategy Marc Ambinder and George E. Condon Jr. Aug 16, 2011

President Obama Leads Without Taking Charge

At a time of uncertainty, do Americans want a more aggressive commander in chief? Marc Ambinder Jun 30, 2011

Gates Beats Out Petraeus in Fight Over Afghanistan Withdrawal

President Obama sided with his outgoing Defense secretary over his top general Yochi Dreazen and Marc Ambinder Jun 23, 2011 More Stories
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