Intelligence

Bradley Manning, Alger Hiss & Dean Acheson

President Obama’s commutation of U.S. Army traitor Bradley, aka Chelsea, Manning’s 35-year prison sentence for violating the Espionage Act, among other crimes, raises important spiritual questions.

Chalk Dust on Our Cleats Book Review Michael Hayden Playing to the Edge American Intelligence Age of Terror
Chalk Dust on Our Cleats

It would be, quite simply, impossible to find a person better positioned to write on “American Intelligence in the Age of Terror” over the past two decades than Michael Hayden.

Just Intelligence, Just Surveillance, & the Least Intrusive Standard
Just Intelligence, Just Surveillance, & the Least Intrusive Standard

Over the last ten years, scholars have shown deeper interest in applying the just war tradition to the extra bellum realm, especially to intelligence collection and surveillance.

Intelligence Open Society Book Review Darrell Cole Just War and the Ethics of Espionage
Intelligence in an Open Society

Cole’s Just War and the Ethics of Espionage takes readers deep into the labyrinth of ethical challenges in what the author argues is a necessary activity that prevents escalatory conflicts and protects the citizenry of a nation.

Dewey Clarridge
Requiem for an Intelligence Community Legend: Duane R. (“Dewey”) Clarridge

Almost by accident, I came to know Dewey Clarridge reasonably well as a warm acquaintance rather than as an intimate.