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More Lies From Spies: the Tall Tales of Robert Gates

by Melvin A. Goodman

Counter Punch, February 2016 | Article

Former CIA director and secretary of defense Robert M. Gates, who served both Bush administrations as well as the Obama administration, has produced his third self-aggrandizing memoir. His most recent effort, “A Passion for Leadership,” is in the form of lessons learned, but there is no acknowledgement of any flaw or stumble, let alone mistake. In view of Gates’ emphasis on “integrity,” it’s useful to review his CIA career, particularly his relationship with CIA director William Casey... Read More »

A Golden Age for Pentagon Waste

by William D. Hartung

U.S. News, February 2016 | Article

Waste at the Pentagon is nothing new. But recent revelations suggest that it may be reaching historic levels.... Read More »

Five Things Heritage Gets Wrong About Pentagon Spending

by William D. Hartung

The Huffington Post, January 2016 | Article

The Heritage Foundation has asserted that Americans deserve an "honest debate" about the costs of national security. I couldn't agree more... Read More »

The Drug War and Mexico

by Laura Carlsen

The New York Times, January 2016 | Letter

Ioan Grillo’s conclusion that the United States (and American taxpayers) “should use its drug-war aid to push harder” for anti-corruption and judicial reforms is off base... Read More »


by Glenn Hurowitz

January 2016 | Article

Wilmar International Limited Policy Progress Update with commentary by Glenn Hurowitz, "Environmental Leadership in a Time of Challenge"... Read More »