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.
Seymour Hersh documents Ankara’s efforts to pull the U.S. into the Levant.
Activist experts make bad ambassadors, especially when diplomacy is most needed.
The Senate Intelligence Committee is as sclerotic and turf-obsessed as the agency it’s meant to regulate.
Despite grossly violating their oaths, CIA and military physicians escape professional censure.
The collapse of available bases could push the U.S. to revamp its failed counterterrorism strategy.
America’s top overseas appointments go to status-seeking campaign cronies.
Religious zealotry runs rampant in the U.S. military, and among those wishing to deploy it.
Russia faces the greatest Olympic security challenge in 20 years.
Contrary to precedent, analysts have taken an active role in Iranian diplomacy.
Ankara’s domestic struggles could pose severe risks for the West.
CIA freelancer disappears in Iran—and Russian and Israeli gangsters are among the suspects.
Why having officers pose as businessmen overseas is a bad idea.
The producer of “Pretty Woman” helped Israel build its nuclear arsenal.
America’s “civic religion” forgets the soldiers in its celebrations.
How the behind-the-scenes threat of an intel revolt helped prevent war.
Why the agency went overboard spying on allies—and what damage has been done.
Turkey is fertile ground for Iran-related intelligence operations, and Israel recently blew one.
Seemingly authorized leaks have done far more damage than Snowden’s revelations.
Fear of officers “going native” keeps our intelligence agencies ill-informed about Somalia, Syria, and other trouble spots.
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