Those who voted for Barack Obama in expectation that he would prove somewhat less bellicose than George W. Bush have been disappointed. “With us or against us” preemptive war has, to be sure, gone out of fashion, but it has been replaced by humanitarian intervention. Few Americans realize that the president signed a directive in... Read More
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.