Philip Giraldi

Ph.D., Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest.

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February 20, 2020
Diplomatic Immunity and RAF Croughton: Trump Goes After the Brits

The inept course of what passes for the US foreign policy continues, with the Trump Administration now going after the nation’s second oldest friend.

February 13, 2020
More Lies on Iran: The White House Just Can’t Help Itself as New Facts Emerge

If the Iraqi investigation of the December attack on K-1 is reliable, the Trump administration’s reckless actions in Iraq can’t be justified.

February 6, 2020
Why Both Republicans and Democrats Want Russia to Become the Enemy of Choice

The compulsion on the part of the Democrats to bring down Trump has brought about a shift in their foreign policy, placing the neocons back in charge.

January 30, 2020
The Torturers and the ‘Ticking Bomb’: How Torture Became Routine in the Global War on Terror

With the excitement over Trump’s impeachment, it comes as no surprise that recent insights into how the U.S. became a torture state have been ignored.

January 23, 2020
An Army for Hire: Trump Wants to Make Money by Renting Out American Soldiers

U.S. military personnel is expected to be serving as human shields for the Saudis, to deter possible Iranian attacks. Will Americans tolerate this?

January 16, 2020
What’s the Point of NATO If You Are Not Prepared to Use It Against Iran?

Sending soldiers into unstable places to do unnecessary things as part of a non-existent strategy should not sit well with Americans, Phil Giraldi writes.

January 9, 2020
America the Repugnant. Assassinating Foreign Leaders Is an Act of War

Donald Trump should be aware that there is considerable downside to the tiger than he has let out of its cage.

January 2, 2020
The Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act: Why Washington Is Both Corrupt and Ignorant

No one is more corrupt in Congress than some of those at the top of the food chain, Philip Giraldi writes.

December 26, 2019
Impeachment Is a Distraction: Heavily Scripted Vote Demonstrates That Democracy Really Is Dead

While the Republicans continue to mostly quietly support an aggressive foreign policy, the real war party in Congress is now the Democrats.

December 19, 2019
The Afghanistan Fiasco and the Decline and Fall of the American Military

The American people have been brainwashed by their leaders into believing a perpetual warfare national narrative that is more fiction than fact.