I spent over a year reporting and publishing on this topic. I applied for a grant (it was quite a package we were required to put together) and I just found out I won. It was from a very decent journalism foundation willing to support my trip and reporting. I fly out of Newark airport on Nov. 9.

I’m happy as hell and grateful. It’s an important story with a lot of national security implications. It’s also a hard story to do. To do right that is, not just some soft feature, get a few quotes, talk to a retired Interpol cat and some experts in the field.

So I come to a forum -- ridiculous, perhaps. But also grassroots.

Go to my blog EverySingleWordIsTrue and i go into detail.

All the best, Kevin from NYC