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.
Why treason charges against the NSA whistleblower don’t hold up
The NSA’s global surveillance power is unmatched—and even our friends are uneasy.
The CIA and State Department were caught flatfooted by protests against the Erdogan government.
The pontiff wasn’t referring to sex and blackmail, but a subculture of corruption within the Holy See.
Was the Iraq War’s architect getting advice from an agent of the Islamic Republic?
The wigs may seem silly, but Moscow’s exposure of CIA espionage is serious business.
Afghanistan’s problems can’t be solved by bribing President Karzai
The CIA’s insurance plan for Karzai and Maliki—and what it means for Syria
The Constitution Project’s report on detainee treatment is but a first step toward the truth—and reclaiming our national honor.
If Netanyahu wants rapprochement with Ankara, he must do more than apologize for the Mavi Marmara killings
Spies aren’t apt to be philanderers—even if there are plenty of both at the Agency.
Is Saudi money undermining Cairo’s Morsi government?
The West, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia all have their own angles in the conflict
John Brennan knows there’s more to intelligence than drones.
He’s made his foreign-policy speech, but what does the senator’s record show?
A report on the post-Petraeus CIA and jihadist “refugees” in Turkey.
Neocons denigrate Chuck Hagel’s military service, when it’s exactly what the Pentagon needs.
Professional football is the most popular sport in the United States, judging …
A recent op-ed by the New York Times’s compassionate conservative David Brooks …
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