I did a cover article for The American Conservative back in 2005 called "Money for Nothing". I detailed how more than $20 billion of mostly Iraqi government funds earmarked for reconstruction had disappeared. In one case a Blackhawk helicopter load of $100 bills was handed over to a contact in the Kurdish region without so... 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.