US Intelligence Community: Iran Is Not Actively Building a Nuclear Weapon

By: Saturday February 25, 2012 9:16 am

As I mentioned yesterday, to the extent that the federal government has a role to play in lowering gas prices, one of the biggest things they can do is stop making the world believe that Iran faces an imminent attack on their nuclear facilities that will potentially inflame the entire Middle East and threaten the [...]

Afghanistan Review Reveals More Questions Than Answers

By: Thursday December 16, 2010 8:00 am

The Administration’s Afghanistan and Pakistan review is out, and it’s very Panglossian, as expected. The five-page summary says that parts of the strategy are “working well” and that “there are notable operational gains.” They claim that the momentum of the Taliban has been stopped and reversed in “some key areas,” and that Al Qaeda senior [...]

NIE: Afghan War Lost Without Nonexistent Pakistani Help

By: Monday December 13, 2010 10:13 am

Two upcoming National Intelligence Estimates on Afghanistan and Pakistan will say that the fight is not winnable without Pakistani engagement against Taliban militants on its side of the border. Incredibly, military commanders challenged the conclusions, saying that they don’t take into account alleged progress made this fall. This is part of a new phenomena in [...]

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