Philip Giraldi

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

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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.

December 12, 2019
Donald Trump and Israel: When Does a ‘Passionate Attachment’ Threaten National Security?

The Jewish state is frequently referred to hyperbolically as America’s best friend and closest ally. But Israel is in reality neither a friend nor an ally.

December 5, 2019
Obama on Mount Rushmore: Move Over Guys, Room for One More Con Artist

Obama ran for president promising to rid the world of nuclear weapons. He then authorized the spending of $1 trillion to upgrade US nuclear arsenal.

November 28, 2019
Iran May Be the Only Winner in Iraq

If you blunder around the world breaking countries that you know little about, you will wind up with up doing more damage to yourself.

November 21, 2019
Rethinking National Security: CIA and FBI Are Corrupt, but What About Congress?

The national security state should not be roaming the world looking for trouble and should instead only respond to actual threats.

November 14, 2019
Epstein Story Killed by ABC in 2015: Was It Done to Protect the Clintons?

ABC news had the goods on Epstein and his activities three years ago but refused to run the story – why?