Stories by Cora Currier

Cora Currier was previously on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. She has written for the New Yorker’s website, The European, Let’s Go guides, and other publications. During the 2008 presidential election, she covered the youth vote for The Nation. She has also worked as a researcher for several books on history and politics. Cora graduated from Harvard College with a degree in Social Studies. subscribe to Cora Currier's feed

Posted on: Nov 5, 2013, Source: ProPublica

The American people don't know how many civilians drone strikes have killed, or the legal rationale behind the bombs.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2013, Source: ProPublica

The decision could increase the flow of U.S.-made military equipment to conflict zones around the globe.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2013, Source: Pro Publica

Eric Holder's "smart on crime" initiative ignores the president's power to grant prisoners pardons or early release.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2013, Source: Pro Publica

The now-completed investigation was supposed to look into allegations that thousands of Taliban prisoners of war died at the hands of U.S.-allied Afghan fighters.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2013, Source: ProPublica

The government frequently targets “associated forces” with drone strikes, but won't reveal who those forces are.

Posted on: Jul 26, 2013, Source: ProPublica

The U.S. is battling Al Qaeda, the Taliban and their "associated forces"--but you can't know who those "associated forces" are.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2013, Source: ProPublica

Officials refused to comment on a June 9 drone strike in Yemen that allegedly killed a 10-year-old boy.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2013, Source: ProPublica

Testimony from an alleged former CIA detainee, a leaked document from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, and evidence from cases of others rendered to Libya suggest U.S. involvement.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2013, Source: ProPublica

The focus of the debate over drones has been the targeting of American citizens – a narrow issue that accounts for a miniscule proportion of the hundreds of strikes carried out in recent years.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2012, Source: ProPublica

They're a controversial centerpiece of Obama's counterterrorism policy, but domestic use of drones for crime-fighting is raising concerns about privacy, ethics and safety.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2012, Source: ProPublica

In many states, the chemical make-up of fluid pumped into the ground while fracking is shielded from the public, thanks to laws promoted by ALEC and Exxon Mobil.

Posted on: Mar 25, 2012, Source: ProPublica

Here’s a rundown of the states with laws like the one in Florida, where there’s no duty to retreat in public and where, self-defense claims have some immunity in court.