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.
Europe invented the public square. Now it’s closing it down.
The Orlando shooting was a horrific crime. But larger trends suggest that the threat of mass attacks is receding.
A forthcoming report will downplay the bloody consequences.
If Hillary wins the White House, expect Victoria Nuland to be at her side.
The foreign-policy establishment marks 15 years of failure in the War on Terror.
Intelligence agencies have struggled to be worthy of their name.
Federal agencies relentlessly pursue suspected whistleblowers, while self-serving politicians escape punishment.
The revelation that an Israeli firm cracked the iPhone raises questions about state-corporate espionage.
Trump seems unwilling to embrace neoconservative hawkishness. Will Republicans return to noninterventionism?
Michael Hayden makes headlines condemning practices he readily enabled.
The State Department’s new weapon in the fight against extremists? College students.
Islamist strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan relies on sketchily attributed terrorism to consolidate power and disrupt Syria.
Letting the government bypass iPhone security measures won’t stop terrorists—or make you safer.
The White House emphasis on humanitarianism may be turning some military leaders against Obama.
The U.S. needs committed intelligence officers, not ticket-punching careerists.
Long after the nuclear agreement was settled, opponents are undermining an already fragile peace.
One does not need to love Vladimir Putin to appreciate that Washington shares interests with Moscow.
Should NSA listen in when a foreign government seeks to shape America’s foreign policy?
In the war on ISIS, U.S. allies Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Israel may be playing both sides.
Can the U.S. resist the temptation of technology as it tries to rebuild its human intelligence against ISIS?← Older posts
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