Post Archive

October 31, 2007

In a development certain to shock nobody, the UN has released a report on the implementation of Security Council Resolution 1701, the cease-fire agreement that...

Michael J. Sulick is the man CIA Director General Michael Hayden has put in charge of gathering HUMINT, i.e., human intelligence, i.e., old fashioned man-on-man,...

The very first thing you see upon entering Harare International Airport is a portrait of His Excellency, the President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe. I recall...

Trying to gauge the state of the conflict in Afghanistan from thousands of miles away is extraordinarily difficult and I hesitate to draw any firm...

As an editor at COMMENTARY, all sorts of article ideas are constantly being pitched my way, some of them brilliant, some of them not. Here’s the...

• I envy Joseph Epstein, who writes exactly the pieces I wish I’d written in exactly the way I wish I'd written them. From time...

During the last week there have been three noteworthy news stories regarding Iraq and what is unfolding there. There is this from yesterday’s Associated Press: The...

Yesterday I wrote about the danger that the Pentagon might inadvertently purchase foreign-produced “malicious” software to run some of its most critical computer systems. Now comes...

It’s good news that Secretary of Defense Bob Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have agreed that the armed forces will supervise all security...

A couple of days ago, I started this new department devoted to monitoring Michael Scheuer. I don’t think it will be a long-term proposition. The...

Let us stipulate that it is not easy to run the House of Representatives. With its 435 massive egos, each subject to unique pressures and...

Michael Scheuer Watch #1: The Jewish Conspiracy Michael Scheuer Watch #2: Osama bin Laden’s Favorite Pundit Michael Scheuer Watch #3: Innocent Until Proven Guilty Michael Scheuer Watch...