NewsReal Blog Interview with John Yoo, Part 1: Harsh Interrogations were Justified


John Yoo is currently a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley. From 2001 to 2003 he was a deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Council at the U.S. Department of Justice. It was during this time that he co-authored the Bybee memo defining torture and American Habeas [...]

Andrew C. McCarthy: The Attorney and the General – National Review Online


Michael Hayden, the former CIA director, penned a superb op-ed in the Washington Post on Sunday. Succinctly, he tallies the wages of having Attorney General Eric Holder make national-security decisions. Unlike the attorney general, Hayden is a real general, and very much worth heeding. He shows that these decisions have been premised on left-wing political […]

Daniel Henninger: An Obama-GOP Entente on Terror – WSJ.com


After Barack Obama won the election, several Bush appointees running the war on terror came by our offices to sum up. On each visit, one point recurred: Coming into this world from the outside, they soon realized the scale of responsibility was larger than anything they had imagined. If the Hasan massacre at Fort Hood […]

How to Fight a Better War – by Jacob Laksin


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To prevail in Afghanistan, the U.S. must improve its intelligence gathering.