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.
Trump may have been right about Obama efforts to derail campaign.
Forget China, the Internet police are already here in U.S.
Scott Horton’s Afghanistan primer will impress both casual readers and experts.
Senate bill calls organization a ‘hostile intelligence service’ working with ‘state actors.’
Hired psychologists devised “enhanced interrogation techniques” to break prisoners.
Lack of forensics leads to muddy waters indeed.
Hearings are endorsements of established viewpoints.
Only fraud or something more?
Pro-Israel organization should not get a pass.
How not to prevent the next Reality Winner.
Former intel officers-turned-Cassandras peddling crisis and self-promotion
It’s unclear whether she is speaking for herself or the White House.
Trump’s anti-war promises were just glib campaign rhetoric.
Let’s not make the same mistake here.
Trump may be testing his supporters today, but it is worth remembering how bad the alternative was
Maybe, but gathering intelligence is not the same as full interference.
Washington might be sending too many spies, making them more vulnerable.
Russia now knows that its diplomatic communications are compromised.
National-security officials may see themselves as patriots, but their methods set a dangerous precedent.
Why sources and methods matter more than the material itself.← Older posts
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