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"Intelligence is an art, not a science," says Deputy Defense Secretary
Wolfowitz. Secretary of State Powell observes, "There are always debates
about intelligence subjects.

A small journalistic cottage industry has grown up demonstrating that
the Bush Administration took the nation to war against Iraq under false
pretenses.

Like Kaa the python in Disney's Jungle Book, Tony Blair has
staked his career on a single hypnotic refrain.

It is notoriously difficult to prove a negative. At what point can you
be sure that something does not in fact exist?

As quixotic searches for "weapons of mass destruction" in Iraq continue
to yield little more than chagrin, the Washington establishment is
growing restive.

Americans were duped: Evidence of Administration manipulation and mendacity just keeps rolling in.

"What amazes me is that the President himself is not clamoring for an investigation."

"Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt
that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most
lethal weapons ever devised," George W.

Blogs

Eric on Jazz at Lincoln Center and Reed on reining in defense spending.

January 24, 2013

The former congressman, who wants an interim appointment to the Senate, says the Department of Defense “could get by with a lot less.”

January 9, 2013

A near-miss, in many senses of the word.

November 9, 2012

The great liberal scoped out a vision for less military spending and more investment in domestic renewal. Now, even (some) conservatives get the point.

October 19, 2012

Sixty-seven years later, a look at one of the great, unknown tales of Hollywood "censorship."

September 27, 2012

At least we’re exporting something.

August 27, 2012

White House tells defense contractors not to worry themselves about spending cuts.

July 2, 2012

Nothing's even decided yet, but the neocons are up in arms over arms spending.

August 9, 2011

It might, but it’s going to take a lot of work to counter the Iron Triangle and its lobbyists.

August 4, 2011

Looking back at the lead up to the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

July 26, 2011