President Donald Trump’s order to withdraw from Syria has been greeted, predictably, with an avalanche of condemnation culminating in last Thursday’s resignation by Defense Secretary James Mattis. The Mattis resignation letter focused on the betrayal of allies, though it was inevitably light on details, suggesting that the Marine Corps General was having some difficulty in... Read More
Bill Kristol's weekly column in the NYT is a gift that keeps on giving, always good for a laugh. His latest piece "GOP Dog Days?" maintains that there is nothing to worry about, that there will be an inevitable Republican resurgence because the nation identifies itself 78% as conservative or moderate and only 22% as... Read More
Amazing seeing Bill Kristol quoting Horace in the NYT this past week, pretending that he's not really one of those nasty neocons who hate everyone who doesn't agree with them. Somehow I can't quite see Bill parsing a Latin text, so I guess one of the clever staff at Weekly Standard must have given him... 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.