Office of the Director of National Intelligence [pdf format] | Don’t miss this rare gem of a newly disclosed question/answer session with the Senate Intelligence Committee back in April. See Outside the Beltway for a good summary. And Secrecy News’ Federation of American Scientist who break it all down in easy to read bullet format. Better than reading through the entire pdf. See also accompanying Washington Post essay.
Taliban Leader in Pakistan Is Reportedly Killed | Maybe we got one of those smelly, bearded creatures. This one, if indeed killed, is a big fish and one of Pakistan’s most wanted terrorist. FP tells us what exactly his death means.
Obama’s counter-terrorism advisor denounces Bush-era policies | I don’t know. I suppose War on Terror doesn’t go good with Hope and Change and Stuff.
US looks to Vietnam for Afghan tips | Because its just that nasty and the people are just that foreign to our way of thinking and fighting.
New Report documents where Legislators stand on Gitmo Terrorists | Where does yours stand? This two-volume report provides, in detail, the policy positions of every Representative and Senator on the issue of closing Gitmo and transferring detainees to the United States.
The world’s 10 most dangerous countries | David Rothkopf puts his best judgmental powers forward in this one. He even included the EU because of the passivity and general uselessness. Something I rant about from time to time. He also made room for our beloved U.S. of A. Because we have the power, the will and the capability to create a miracle or a disaster.
Air Force Sets Up New Command for Nuclear Forces | Looks like Louisiana will have more fireworks and gunpowder to play with during our 300 festivals a year.
And finally, Bill Clinton’s Success in North Korea | What can you say about this? He has still go it. Call it power or calling in old favors, he got Kimberly Jung Il to hand over the girls. I am sure the quid pro quo will reveal itself sooner or later. President Obama owes him big time – that could mean either gratitude or revenge. I call it a victory for America but another humiliating defeat for Obama and his foreign policy.