The Collective “Wisdom” of the U.S. Intelligence Community

by Tom Engelhardt They call themselves the U.S. “Intelligence Community,” or the IC. If you include the office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which in 2005 began as a crew of 12 people, including its director, and by… Continue Reading

NIC Recognizes that Palestine’s UN bid was first step to Statehood

I’ve been unable to do much of anything lately because of a virus that still has me in its grip, but I wanted to blog about the National Intelligence Council’s “Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds” — a 136-page report that’s easy to miss… Continue Reading

A Bird’s-Eye View of the Middle East

For an extraordinary bird’s eye view of U.S. relations with the Greater Middle East, the impact of the “Arab Spring” and the increasing isolation of Israel, among other subjects, a lecture delivered last week by Amb. Chas Freeman (ret.) to… Continue Reading