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 […]

Drugging the West

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Chavez becomes a major player in narcotics trafficking.

Gauging the Iranian Threat

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Should Israel – and the world – worry about nuclear-armed mullahs?

Poll: 7 in 10 Afghans support US forces – AP

Nearly seven in 10 Afghans support the presence of U.S. forces in their country, and 61 percent favor the military buildup of 37,000 U.S. and NATO reinforcements now deploying, according to a poll released Monday. Support for U.S. and NATO forces, however, drops sharply in the south and east where the fighting is the most […]

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.

Religious Left Editor: “Avatar” Illustrates Israeli Oppression – by Mark D. Tooley

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Is the popular science fiction film an allegory with blue Palestinians?

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 […]

Obama takes steps to bolster security – latimes.com

Declaring that “the buck stops with me,” President Obama on Thursday released the results of an internal investigation into the Christmas Day airline bombing attempt and ordered a series of incremental measures meant to close gaps in the U.S. intelligence system that failed to detect it in advance.The president avoided blaming any particular agency or […]

The Obama Tragedy in the Terror War – by Jamie Glazov

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Ralph Peters discusses how the administration is facilitating terrorism around the world.

The Religious Left’s Prophecies of Doom – by Mark D. Tooley

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Since when are Methodist Bishops qualified to pontificate on environmental policy?