| Jun 23, 2014
| 9:14 PM
The following takes place between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m.
The president is dead. Blown to bits by a US drone strike … by an anti-drone activist/terrorist. As the U.S. and UK officials watch on TV, we cut over to CIA London Station where Agent Morgan...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 8:24 PM
— President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday for the first time to approve direct U.S. military training for Syrian rebels, but he remains deeply ambivalent about intervening in a deadly conflict that has spilled over into neighboring Iraq,...
| Jun 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The signs were all there.
This is what jumps out at you in perusing postmortems of the two greatest surprise attacks in American history. In the days and weeks leading up to Dec. 7, 1941 and Sept. 11, 2001, there were numerous clues that seem neon in...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Congress is currently debating changes to the legally authorized, court-supervised and administration-managed bulk records collection programs. The most widely known of these being Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which is used by the National Security...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:55 AM
It’s tea time and we’ve finally reached the all-important part of the story arch where people actually start trusting Jack Bauer.
Margot Al-Harazi is a step ahead of the United States government and has six U.S. drones under her command. Hell...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:31 AM
In my post on Laura Hale Brockway’s inane word-nerd quiz at PR Daily (“So that’s how they see us,” June 5), I made a throwaway remark that I could produce a better word-nerdiness quiz myself, and one reader allowed that that...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 5:44 AM
I’d like to go to church this morning, Pentecost and all that, but there are all those people circling the house, pounding feebly at the door, and pleading for the answers to yesterday’s quiz on word nerdiness.
Here you are: the original ten...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 4:00 AM
In the year since Edward Snowden's first leaks, the reputation of the U.S. intelligence services has taken a beating, especially by the millennial generation. After everything that's been said about the alleged malevolence of the CIA and the other...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:29 AM
The following takes place between 5-6 p.m.
There's plenty to catch up on after last week’s thriller took every storyline of the season and twisted it in circles.
Let’s start on the streets of London, where Simone Al-Harazi lay...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s commentary ("'No soldier left behind,'" June 8) contains some untruths that need to be questioned.
His description, "the U.S. military, the greatest force for good on planet Earth," is an outdated notion that demonstrates he is...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Again, we have the "blame the media" scenario ("The Snowden stigma," June 9). A former intelligence officer tries awfully hard to make this point: "Edward Snowden's leaks and their media coverage have unfairly maligned the intelligence industry." But...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 1:47 PM
I am here to report that the White House Oval Office is not an abstraction. It's a real place. And that President Obama keeps a bowl of fresh apples on the coffee table for guests to partake of. By the way, the room is not nearly as spacious or as...