Articles by Don Van Natta Jr.



A Canadian Mogul, Clinton and a Kazakh Pact

  • 04 February 08
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Late on Sept. 6, 2005, a private plane carrying Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra touched down in Almaty. Several hundred kilometers to the west a fortune awaited: highly coveted deposits of uranium that could fuel nuclear reactors around the world. And Giustra was in hot pursuit of an exclusive deal to tap them.

Without Leads, British Consult Allies

  • 12 July 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
British intelligence officials, frustrated by their failure to quickly crack the worst terrorist attack here since World War II, have sought help from counterparts in the United States and two dozen European allies to develop possible leads, European counterterrorism officials said Sunday.

Washington Recruits a Rough Ally to Be a Jailer

  • 04 May 05
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
There is growing evidence that the United States has sent terror suspects to Uzbekistan for detention and interrogation.

Halliburton's Iraqi Fuel Imports Raise Eyebrows

  • 11 December 03
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The U.S. government is paying the Halliburton Co. an average of 69 cents per liter to import gasoline and other fuel to Iraq from Kuwait, more than twice what others are paying to truck in Kuwaiti fuel, government documents show.

Cheney Sued Over Access to Records

  • 30 September 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Lawyers for the General Accounting Office and U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney clashed Friday before a federal judge over which branch of government's claim is paramount: the executive power to keep records confidential or the legislative right to investigate how public money is spent.

Halliburton's Terror War Cash

  • 15 July 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
The Halliburton Co., the Dallas oil services company bedeviled lately by an array of accounting and business issues, is benefiting very directly from U.S. efforts to combat terrorism.

FBI Under Scrutiny for Ignored Warning Memo

  • 22 May 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller III were told a few days after the Sept. 11 attacks that the FBI had received a memorandum from its Phoenix office the previous July that Osama bin Laden's followers could be training at U.S. flight schools, government officials said Monday.

Red-Faced Politicos Probe Enron

  • 22 January 02
  • NEW YORK TIMES SERVICE
Senator Joseph Lieberman embodies the way Enron Corp.'s collapse has tied the capital in political knots.