Category Archives: Military Industrial Complex

A slight vindication on intelligence contracting

Last year, I got a surprise call from a staffer on the Senate Homeland Security Committee: would I be willing to provide some input about an upcoming hearing on intelligence contractors? As the author of SPIES FOR HIRE and many … Continue reading

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A little insight into Robert Gates’ views on Libya and Egypt

This is totally random – and quite amusing. The other day, I was doing some research on former NSA Director Michael Hayden and I came across these remarks delivered on Hayden’s retirement from the Air Force in June 2008,  just … Continue reading

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The Ruling Class of U.S. Intelligence

In reality, the IC is a joint venture, probably the most profitable secret business in the world. Continue reading

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America’s New Mercenaries

My latest, in Daily Beast. To my amazement, my article and my name were mentioned at the top of Rush Limbaugh’s radio show today. Apparently what caught his attention was the Beast’s lead-in: As American commanders meet this week for … Continue reading

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My Turn: The Post Covers Spy Town (The Atlantic)

Just posted. An excerpt: To be sure, the Post did the public a huge favor by showing, in excruciating detail, just how massive our secret government has become since 9/11, how far it spreads geographically across the country, and how … Continue reading

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