Donald Trump’s Marine Corps Presidency: The Few…The Proud…The Unhinged

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by Mark Perry Ask anyone in the Pentagon for their opinion of new White House chief of staff John Kelly, and the answer is nearly unanimous: “Kelly is one of the most fundamentally decent people I’ve ever met,” a senior… Continue Reading  

Why We Went to War Against Iraq: Re-Writing History Again

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by Wayne White Some Republican presidential hopefuls—plus Colin Powell—are trying to shift responsibility for the Iraq War away from Bush administration politicians by blaming the U.S. intelligence community. This is only part of the real story. The rest, which the… Continue Reading  

Bush-Era Torture Apologists Whitewash Their Crimes

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by John Kiriakou The CIA’s torture-era leadership just won’t repent. Even after the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its report saying in no uncertain terms that the CIA had tortured its prisoners, that torture was official U.S. government policy, and… Continue Reading  

The CIA Reorganization and the Middle East

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by Emile Nakhleh As Director John Brennan proceeds with his unprecedented reorganization of the Central Intelligence Agency into 10 “mission centers,” sustaining deep expertise among analysts will be a key challenge facing the Agency’s senior leadership. An unintended consequence of… Continue Reading  

America and the Middle East after the Islamic State

CIA DIRECTOR TENET IS SWORN IN AT 9/11 HEARING.

by Emile Nakhleh As the Congress ponders President Barack Obama’s request for an Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) to fight the Islamic State (ISIS or IS), American policymakers must focus on the “morning after” before they embark on… Continue Reading