The Best of The Daily Beast; August 9-August 15
From American troops rattling Putin to a slimy deal with Scientology involving vets, the best in journalism from The Daily Beast this week.
U.S. Pays for Scientology ‘Experiment’ on Sick VeteransBrandy ZadroznyThanks to taxpayer dollars, a research team is testing L. Ron Hubbard’s controversial ‘purification’ theories on veterans suffering from Gulf War Syndrome.
American Paratroopers in Ukraine Have Putin RattledAnna NemtsovaThe Kremlin is worried about not just what the American troops are teaching the Ukrainians, but what they may be learning from them and the Donbas battlefield.
The Pentagon Is Keeping Half of Gitmo Locked Up—Against the White House’s WishesTim Mak & Nancy A. YoussefHalf of the Gitmo detainees have been cleared to leave—if the defense secretary signs the papers to actually let them go.
Italy Can’t Deport Refugees Fast EnoughBarbie Latza NadeauAbout 18,000 people deemed the most unwanted of the unwanted are going, going, or gone from Italy, sometimes to their homes, sometimes not. But hundreds of thousands remain.