Bret Stephens: Can Intelligence Be Intelligent? – WSJ.com

“Intelligence,” Daniel Patrick Moynihan once observed, “is not to be confused with intelligence.” To read two recent analyses of U.S. intelligence failures is to be reminded of the truth of that statement, albeit in very different ways.Exhibit A is last week’s unclassified White House memo on the attempted bombing of Flight 253 over the skies […]

Islamic Radicalization U.S.A. – by Ryan Mauro

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2009 witnessed a frightening spike in homegrown terrorist activity.

John Bolton: Democracy Under Arrest – WSJ.com

Universal jurisdiction” sounds like a term plucked from obscure international law journals, but it has pernicious and profoundly antidemocratic consequences in the real world. A British arrest warrant, issued over the weekend in London for former Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni, shows precisely why. The warrant charged Ms. Livni—the current leader of the Knesset opposition—with […]

The Deal for Gilad Shalit – by Jacob Shrybman

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As a new immigrant to Israel about to enter the army and living in Sderot, I have some questions.