Revealing the Real Threats and the Manufactured Ones: The Intercept’s 2019 National Security Coverage

A look back at The Intercept’s must-read national security stories from 2019.

The Threat Within

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Photo illustration: The Intercept; Photo:AP

Who the Justice Department decides to prosecute as a domestic terrorist has little to do with the harm they’ve inflicted or the threat they pose to human life.
By Trevor Aaronson, Margot Williams, Alleen Brown, Alice Speri

UAE Enlisted Businessman to Spy On Trump White House

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Illustration: Sarah Gonzales for The Intercept

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Photo illustration: Soohee Cho/The Intercept

The writer Heshmat Alavi pushes regime change in Iran. But an MEK defector says the controversial, exiled opposition group created the persona.
By Murtaza Hussain

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Photo illustration: Soohee Cho/The Intercept; Photos: Getty Images

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Illustration: Soohee Cho/The Intercept

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Photo: Visar Kryeziu/AP

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Photo: Stephen Voss/Redux

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Photo: Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

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Photo: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

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Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire/AP

British authorities will have to decide whether to send the WikiLeaks founder to stand trial in the United States for publishing true information.
By Robert Mackey

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