The U.S. needs intelligence officers committed to long assignments, not ticket-punching careerists
In his final State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama noted in passing that the United States spends as much on defense as the next eight countries combined. He might have added that the proportions are similar for the Foreign Service and the intelligence community, which cost $50 billion and an estimated $80 billion... Read More
Last week the US House of Representatives called former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to appear before a select committee looking into the attack on a US facility in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. The attack left four Americans dead, including US Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens.As might be expected, however, the “Benghazi Committee” hearings have... Read More
There is a strong case against Clinton’s actions in Libya, but they relate to her support for the overthrow of Muammar...
Hillary Clinton was battered for 10 hours on 22 October by Republican Congressmen seeking to blame her for security failings, when she was secretary of state, that led to the murder of United States ambassador Christopher Stevens in the US consulate in Benghazi on 11 September 2012. The Republican purpose in grilling her for so... Read More
At long last, Hillary Clinton testifies on the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and her emails as secretary of state. Here are some suggested questions. Although these suggestions are based on the public record, we need to assume that the members of the House Benghazi Committee have seen far more than the public has.... Read More
[I got my Defcons flipflopped in the original post. Herewith corrected. According to Wikipedia, the US military has only gone to Defcon 2 once, for the Cuban Missile Crisis. Even 9/11 was only Defcon 3. The different levels also have catchy descriptions, like "Cocked Pistol" and "Double Take", that are used during exercises. So if... Read More