The Dark Road Home

El Salvador has a violent and tragic modern history. Drugs, corruption, and strategic struggle have marred the peace in this otherwise beautiful place since 1525.

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A Day’s Work

I took a deep breath knowing I had just opened a back door to a foreign government without permission…

Ataturk’s Ghost

Two months ago I was a mandarin in a game administered by Erdal Öztürk. Next month he may be executed…

Solo Flight

…Chirac or no Chirac, I wasn’t going to die of stupidity in this hell hole.

Geography of Power

Only power keeps the fragile barrier of civilization in place between our faith and our primal urges.

The Battle of Lom Sak

…why, after 40 years of US training in basic infantry skills, did the Thai Army suddenly become capable of such complexity?