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.

Jordanian Double-Agent Burns USA – Can We Trust The Jordanians Any Further?


During my twenty year law enforcement career, which I assure you was not anything like James Bond’s movies, I learned that in gathering either intelligence or evidentiary information from a snitch, a mole, a rat, or whatever term you prefer, there sometimes comes a point in the work where the snitch is no longer reliable [...]

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CIA bomber’s wife says war must go on against US – AP


he Turkish wife of a Jordanian doctor who killed seven CIA employees in a suicide attack in Afghanistan says her husband was outraged over the treatment of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison and the U.S.-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan. Defne Bayrak, the wife of bomber Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi, said in an interview with […]

Reuel Marc Gerecht: The Meaning of al Qaeda’s Double Agent – WSJ.com


The recent death in Afghanistan of seven American counterterrorist officers, one Jordanian intelligence operative, and one exploding al Qaeda double agent ought to give us cause to reflect on the real capabilities of the Central Intelligence Agency and al Qaeda. The report card isn’t good. America’s systemic intelligence problems were partially on display in the […]