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.
It doesn’t usually achieve its objectives—and the perpetrators know it.
Washington must accept that the Turkish leader is only loyal to his domestic supporters.
There’s more hype than evidence in the paper’s claims that Moscow orchestrates politics in Europe and America.
The Saudi Arabia link isn’t the smoking gun some were hoping for.
There is a long tradition of trusting candidates with classified information.
Trump and Clinton promise to defeat terrorism. But it’s very difficult to stop a motivated mass murderer.
Opponents of Turkey’s strongman have only solidified his position.
Moscow is no longer the capital of an evil empire. Why is Washington stuck in a Cold War mindset?
She showed little respect for the law—and probably compromised classified information.
A blanket ban on Muslims goes too far, but pausing travel from some countries is a sensible idea.
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.← Older posts
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