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Meet the Journalist: David Gauvey Herbert

It has been nearly five years since the San Diego-based NGO Invisible Children uploaded “Kony 2012” onto YouTube and watched it rack up more than 120 million views in a single week. Since then, the nonprofit has transformed itself. Once dismissed as a group of amateur click-activists, Invisible Children is now on the front line of a covert war against the Lord’s Resistance Army. In its latest incarnation, the group has veered from standard humanitarian protocol, pioneering a controversial approach to humanitarian aid that treats intelligence gathering as a core objective and military force as a legitimate avenue of justice.