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US Intelligence news and analysis from The Nation
April 7, 2017
What Is It With US Presidents and Tomahawk Cruise-Missile Strikes?
Typically deployed symbolically by presidents facing domestic political troubles, they rarely have significant military effect.
March 30, 2017
Why Does Devin Nunes Still Have a Job?
As the Senate Intelligence Committee opens its first hearings into Russian interference into the U.S. election, Nunes's partisan buffoonery looks worse and worse.
March 9, 2017
Foreign-Policy Elites Have No Answer For Trump
Trump won because the status quo was terrible. We can’t go back to it.
Robert L. Borosage
March 6, 2017
About Those Islamist Sleeper Cells in South America…
The Trump administration is huffing and puffing about the danger, but after 15 years and counting, the sleeper cells are still sleeping.
February 22, 2017
Are We Witnessing a Coup Operation Against the Trump White House?
Our intelligence apparatus is doing far more than stoking paranoia about the Russian bogeyman—it’s threatening democracy.
February 17, 2017
What Is the Deep State?
Even if we assume the concept is valid, surely it’s not useful to think of the competing interests it represents as monolithic.
February 15, 2017
Kremlin-Baiting President Trump (Without Facts) Must Stop
Bipartisan allegations that Trump is a “puppet” of or “compromised” by the Kremlin have grown into latter-day McCarthyism with grave threats to America and the world.
Stephen F. Cohen
February 6, 2017
The Advisers Inside Trump’s White House Want to Make War Everywhere
If only they could agree on where to begin.
January 23, 2017
Delusions of the US Intelligence Apparatus
A document released every four years shows a startling disconnect between US intelligence and the rest of the world.
January 20, 2017
Are We Entering a Post-Evidence Era?
If the future of war is cyber attacks, and cyber attacks can never truly be proven—how does the public audit its government?
Adam H. Johnson