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 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.
5 questions Obama needs to answer about Syria and WMD
Cairo’s counter-intelligence has left U.S. policymakers in the dark.
Even the threat of terror attacks was enough to shut down U.S. embassies—and reveal a fearful Washington.
Turkey too resells American weapons and military secrets for a profit—and that’s a loss to our security.
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.
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