There has been remarkably little commentary regarding the recently terminated course being taught to senior military officers at Norfolk’s Joint Forces Staff College that claimed that the disregard for battlefield norms by Muslim terrorists means that the Geneva conventions are “no longer relevant” and that “total war” to include a “Hiroshima expedient” should be employed... Read More
Full-page ads by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association have appeared in a number of leading newspapers over the past two weeks, urging voters to support “biblical values” in the upcoming election: The ads do not endorse any particular party or politician by name but they constitute a clear recommendation that evangelicals should vote for Mitt... Read More
The recent series of terrorist incidents in Europe has produced the inevitable finger pointing regarding the ability of the security services to respond and has also reopened the debate over what might be done to prevent the attacks in the first place. Similar discussions have been going on in the United States for some time,... 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.