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Entries by William Astore from 03/2012

With Iran, Threat Inflation Is the Threat

| Posted 03.12.2012 | World

If a nuclear-armed Iran is indeed the greatest threat we as a nation face, that is indeed good news. Even better: Our latest intelligence estimate suggests that Iran still doesn't have a nuclear weapon, nor is it clear whether its leaders have decided to build one.

Speaking Truth to Power

| Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

Peter Van Buren's story is a cautionary tale of waste, mismanagement, and hubris, one that should serve to discourage (or at least to inform) current efforts in Afghanistan.