Time to Fix Intelligence Estimates

An issue that really concerned me when I was on the House Intelligence Committee was the quality of analysis. After the heavily politicized 2007 Iran NIE, many of us in ...

More Like the Wild West

The assassination of President Karzai’s half brother demonstrates what so many want to ignore: Afghanistan has much more in common with the old wild west in the United States than ...

Osama bin Laden, Dead

  This has been a long time coming. We asked our troops and intelligence community to do a job and they did it.  America’s persistence and success will send a clear ...

The Panetta and Petraeus Nominations

The Panetta/Petraeus combo is a powerful tandem. I’ve seen both of them up close and personal at the CIA and in Iraq. Their confirmations should sail through the Senate with bipartisan ...

Uncertainty and Responsibility

In light of Monday night’s speech by President Obama, we need to realize that we know much less about the movements and unrest in Libya and the Middle East than we should. This lack of intelligence is disturbing and dangerous because we ...