Author Archives: Philip Giraldi
About Philip Giraldi
Phil Giraldi is a former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer who spent twenty years overseas in Europe and the Middle East working terrorism cases. He holds a BA with honors from the University of Chicago and an MA and PhD in Modern History from the University of London. In addition to TAC, where he has been a contributing editor for nine years, he writes regularly for Antiwar.com. He is currently Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest and resides with his wife of 32 years in Virginia horse country close to his daughters and grandchildren. He has begun talking far too much to his English bulldog Dudley of late, thinks of himself as a gourmet cook, and will not drink Chardonnay under any circumstances. He does not tweet, and avoids all social media.
National-security officials may see themselves as patriots, but their methods set a dangerous precedent.
Why sources and methods matter more than the material itself.
Why whistleblowers are treated worse than traitors
The simplest explanation is that Trump doesn’t like him much and doesn’t trust him at all.
The Arab Gulf States, Israel, and Turkey all prefer anarchy to Assad.
Once again, actual intelligence seems sparse.
Intelligence community insiders are getting restless for a whistleblower to step forward.
Obama appointees may have hoped Carter Page would be the smoking gun they needed to bring down Trump.
U.S. support goes far beyond the official numbers.
Comey’s testimony settles nothing.
There’s a long history of skepticism among ex-spooks.
Something’s happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.
In a period when any contact with Russia is considered toxic, the attorney general is being tried by innuendo.
A strange resignation in a UK intelligence service suggests U.S. partners may have been involved.
The leak has narrowed Trump’s options for dealing with Putin.
Inspired by fringe theories about Islamic civilization, Michael Flynn is leading Trump down a dangerous path.
Trump’s order is a mess, but until a broken immigration system is fixed, he’s more right than wrong.
CIA employees are not staging a coup against Donald Trump.
Fact, fiction, or speculation?
Language used in the intelligence community’s latest report suggests that they may not possess indisputable evidence.← Older posts
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