When congressmen eventually leave the public trough on Capitol Hill, they regularly move over to K Street to become lobbyists, a richly deserved reward after years of selfless government service. Dennis Hastert of Illinois, the longest serving Republican speaker of the House of Representatives when he retired after the 2006 elections, is no exception. He... 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.