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America

What life is like aboard America’s doomsday plane

It may be a cold-war relic, but the National Airborne Operations Centre, which flies the US defence secretary around the world, is still going strong. Our correspondent witnessed the extraordinary sight of a mid-air refuelling

For the love of dog

When Alexandra Suich, The Economist’s US technology editor, bought a puppy and gave it a baby name, she joined a growing pack of pet owners 

Dreams of their forefathers

A journey across South Dakota commemorates the biggest mass execution in American history and exemplifies a cultural re-awakening among native Americans. James Astill joined the ride