Ace Atkins

Ace Atkins

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The Spy Who Scammed Us?

Jamie Smith says he was recruited into the CIA as an undergraduate at Ole Miss, cofounded Blackwater, and has done clandestine intelligence work all over the world, operating out of a counterterrorism boot camp in the woods of north Mississippi. Plenty of people believed him, including the Air Force (which paid him $7 million to train personnel) and William Morrow, which signed him up to write his memoir. There's just one little question: How much of it is true?

Michael Fechter and Ace Atkins
Oct 10, 2014

Sure, it's big, bad, and thirsty. But I love it—and you can't judge a man by his wheels alone.

Ace Atkins
Aug 23, 2007

Aftershock

Hurricane Katrina transformed the Gulf Coast into a surreal, swiftly changing landscape of devastation and survival. In the days that followed, a photographer and a Mississippi writer traveled along the coast to New Orleans, documenting the impact of the biggest natural disaster in American history.

Ace Atkins
Dec 1, 2005