Sprawling spy agencies are focused on the Middle East, but officials are still constantly caught off guard there.
Fear mongering by government officials and credulous media turns citizens into frightened spectators.
The constantly surprised multi-billion dollar American spy machine turns every shortcoming into a reason to expand it.
Global Trends 2030 is a portrait of an aging, overweight intelligence community.
The intelligence community is a state within a state.
Before Paula Broadwell, scads of pundits, reporters, and politicians were already in bed with Petraeus.
A do-nothing election means a mandate for the status quo
For our foreign policy elites, military action is the default response.
Can you answer these three questions about the American way of war? The answers will surprise you.
Washington’s drawdown is a myth, but green-on-blue attacks may hasten our exit.
Attacks on U.S. troops by the locals we’re training show how badly the Afghan mission has failed.
Our post-9/11 defense apparatus is a joke–and the joke’s on us.
Washington’s military mindset goes beyond the armed forces.
How would we respond to “collateral damage” from terror-war tactics at home?
The deadly rites of the president and his apostles
Whistling past the graveyard of empires
He has few constraints (except those he’s internalized). No one can stop …
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