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.
America’s reluctant ally finally offers token assistance against ISIS only as cover for a campaign against the Kurds.
NSA surveillance often occurs because the resources are in place, and have to be used for something.
Government-friendly inexpert witnesses help grease the wheels for an unaccountable war on terror.
Democracy is often subverted by special interests operating behind the scenes.
Once-defeated domestic anti-terrorism legislation is being quietly revived in Congress this week.
Though the global body count is obscured, America’s destabilizing actions may have claimed more lives than nonstate terrorists.
White House claims of de-escalation are merely misdirection.
The BDS movement is now drawing official opposition from Tel Aviv and its American allies.
Major universities and taxpayer-maintained repositories are too often coopted by political legacy-shaping.
Seymour Hersh’s sources tell a more believable story than the self-serving official White House narrative.
The United States’s targeted killing program has neither the controls nor the justifications the president promises.
The pontiff recognizes the Armenian genocide of a century ago, but can he do more about today’s wars and injustices?
This administration has stretched the questionable legal provision beyond the breaking point, dismissing private suits.
The warmongering right has carefully built a network of credentialing institutions that secure it outsized influence.
States craft terror definitions and designations to absolve themselves and satisfy their constituencies.
With Republicans now ruling Congress, any momentum for surveillance state reform has been lost.
The drive to “do something” pushes the NSC and FBI to take extreme responses to Charlie Hebdo.
Convicted under the kangaroo court conditions of the Espionage Act, Jeffrey Sterling never had a chance.
In monitoring the activities of foreign organizations, the DOJ often gives powerful political lobbies a pass.
Edward Snowden’s actions brought him accusations of treason, and a life of exile.← Older posts
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