The New Police State

May 21, 2021

The world Americans now live in has acquired all the trappings of a police state. But unlike police states of the past, with soldiers at every street corner, the police and their policing techniques have become invisible. Invisibility is the key to their efficacy. We mustn’t see what is ensuring...

In Conversation With General David Petraeus

March 22, 2021

General David Petraeus, the former CIA director, lays out his vision for US foreign policy, identifying the key threats to world order and how America and its allies can tackle them head on.

Who Doesn’t Love the Sacred Freedom to Spy?

August 18, 2020

In July, Yahoo News revealed that US President Donald Trump issued a secret order in 2018 authorizing the Central Intelligence Agency to conduct offensive cyber operations against various nations deemed to be adversaries of the US. Trump generously invited the CIA “to both conduct cyber...

A CIA Analyst Spotted Something Egregious

October 11, 2019

Since Donald Trump’s election to the presidency of the United States in 2016, the political culture of the nation has been shattered by an unending series of disturbing cleavages. Trump has polarized the entire nation and forced the media into two camps: one condemning everything he does and the...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: CIA Nominee Upholds “American Values”

May 16, 2018

Gina Haspel has been nominated to lead the CIA, and the question of American values and torture is on the table. Senator Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, while questioning Gina Haspel at the confirmation hearing after her nomination to be head of the CIA, asked her about whether she considers the...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Infiltration” in America

February 13, 2018

The only thing worse than being threatened and infiltrated is not being threatened and infiltrated (apologies to Oscar Wilde). One of the key concepts of the Cold War was “communist infiltration.” As both the Democrats and Republicans appear to believe that the best way to “make America...