Noah Shachtman, contributing editor at WIRED magazine, discusses evidence that Army spy planes were tracking the communications of Times Square bomber suspect Faisal Shahzad, Pentagon discussions on equipping ICBMs with conventional warheads for rapid global-strike capability, Chinese missile technology that may overwhelm the Aegis ship defense system and Predator drone attacks that have gone from targeting specific terrorist suspects to generalized killing.
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Noah Shachtman is a contributing editor at WIRED magazine, and the editor of this little blog right here. He’s written for The New York Times, Slate, Salon, and The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, among others. Before become a journalist and national security dork, Shachtman worked as a professional bass player, book editor, and campaign staffer on Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign. He lives in New York City. And he ain’t leaving.