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.
Una Sola Fuerza
“…I raised an eyebrow at the mention of the President…This would be one of the most interesting of government missions.”
The Sultan’s Truck
How a small favor provided the key to an ancient slave-raiding kingdom.
A Day’s Work
I took a deep breath knowing I had just opened a back door to a foreign government without permission…
Two months ago I was a mandarin in a game administered by Erdal Öztürk. Next month he may be executed…
…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?