Launched by Noah Shachtman and Sharon Weinberger in 2007, Danger Room has quickly become a standard-setting publication covering the intersection of war, technology and politics.
I’ve worked with Noah since 2006, back when he edited a much smaller blog for Military.com. I also worked for Sharon when she ran Defense Technology International. I’ve been on the Danger Room payroll off and on since the beginning.
Between the two of them, Noah and Sharon have put up with a lot of shenanigans on my part. I’m a reasonably good reporter and utterly fearless and ambitious, but those qualities come at a cost: I’m a nightmare to manage and edit. And left to my own devices, I’d just as soon set up permanent residence in a trench on some battlefield somewhere. That is, when I’m not writing widely-ignored articles about African rebels. All tendencies Noah and Sharon have tolerated.
Happy birthday, Danger Room. Here’s to another five. Please don’t fire me.