Cora Currier was a reporting fellow at ProPublica and previously on the editorial staff of the New Yorker. She has written for the New Yorkerâs website, The European, Letâs 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.
In the wake of last week’s shooting, we’ve laid out the most revealing reporting about guns.
The president has ordered an early release from prison for Aaron, whose problematic case we have detailed.
We reported on concerns about an overhaul of the U.S. arms exports control system. Congress is now attempting to patch oversight gaps opened up by the new rules.
At a recent conference on drones, manufacturers argue that drones don’t kill; the people ordering them around do.
Critics, including some who’ve worked on enforcing arms export laws, say the changes could undermine efforts to prevent arms smuggling to Iran and others.
Last year a bipartisan effort to force more transparency about military aid failed after objections from the Pentagon. Will the same thing happen this year?
We requested information on how the U.S. handles condolence payments for civilian drone strike deaths in Yemen. But the military won’t reveal a thing.
President Obama has repeatedly said the U.S. is targeting Al Qaeda and “associated forces.” But the government won’t say who those forces are.
Strike in Yemen allegedly killed a 10-year-old boy. Despite months of promises of new transparency around drone strikes, the administration won’t comment.
The Guantanamo Bay trials of alleged terrorists, restarted by President Obama in 2011, have been marked by secrecy, snafus, and endless delays. ProPublica’s Cora Currier at Gitmo this week for one such case.
Cora Currier is down at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, where Abd al Rahim al Nashiri is facing capital charges for the 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole. Nearly 13 years later, these are still pre-trial motions.
The evolution of the National Security Agency’s dragnet under Presidents Bush and Obama.
In 2009, Obama pledged to reopen an inquiry into the deaths as many as 2,000 Taliban POWs during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Four years later, there’s no sign of progress.