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One Man’s Private Jihad
By Frank Smyth & Jason Vest, August 18, 1998, The Village Voice

He became a potentially hostile blip on the U.S. intelligence radar screen as early as 1991, when he arrived in Sudan. He said he had come to build roads, but according to a former Sudanese intelligence agent who spoke on the condition of anonymity…

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Playing the Iran Card
By Frank Smyth, February 24, 1998, The Village Voice

It is one thing to fight and lose. It is another to lose and win. The former involves miscalculating your chances. The latter involves accepting your losses up front. The latter is the cynic’s move. Saddam Hussein sacrificed tens of thousands of largely inexperienced Iraqi troops in the Gulf War, while saving both tactical firepower…

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In the Line of Fire
By Frank Smyth, June 6, 1995, The Village Voice

We have not yet transcribed this article. The Village Voice archives available online also do not got back to 1995, either. However, you may read a copy of the original article at the look. We suggest using the magnifier tool to read the copy. IntheLineofFire-VVoice-June6-1995

Justify My War: Why Clinton Eyes Haiti’s Drug Trade and Ignores Guatemala’s
By Frank Smyth, August 2, 1994, The Village Voice

While Bill Clinton’s White House invokes Haitian drug trafficking as a key rationale for invasion, it is continuing the Bush administration policy of virtually ignoring…

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Crossfire: The War Behind the Closed Doors of the NRA
By Frank Smyth, June 3, 1994, The Village Voice

The 123-year-old group convened its annual board of directors meeting in Ballroom D of the Hilton Hotel. Unbeknownst to the 74 directors, eight officers, and 25-odd NRA staff and VIP members assembled, the Voice was present, there to witness the inner workings…

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Rwanda’s French Connection
By Frank Smyth, May 3, 1994, The Village Voice

“We have eight million people here,” an aid worker told me last June in Rwanda, “and all you Americans care about are those damn gorillas.” I was in Rwanda investigating weapons trafficking for the Human Rights Watch/Arms Project, but I couldn’t argue with the man, a Tutsi. Almost the only news reaching the West last

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Who Killed Guatemala’s Leading Anthropologist?
By Frank Smyth, September 3, 1991, The Village Voice

GUATEMALA CITY — Myrna Elizabeth Mack Chang was Guatemala’s most respected anthropologist. Her work with the country’s indigenous refugees — displaced by the military’s severe counter-insurgency practices — was internationally renowned. But on September 11, 1990…

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