If one person symbolised the continuity in national-security affairs, it was Robert Gates, the former CIA director whom Mr Bush appointed as defence secretary in 2006 in place of Donald Rumsfeld.
As the internet empowers people to track down their own information and much of it is absorbed long before daily papers are published or the evening news is broadcast, the mainstream media run the risk of becoming the establishment version of the news, rather than just the news.
A good neighbour is better than an estranged bedfellow.
So what explains this state of affairs even when the White House has a black president who has repeatedly sought a “new way forward” with the world’s Muslims? There’s a simple and one-word answer to this question: Israel.
Someone has hacked into the information systems of a subsidiary of Sony, leading to the possibility that a massive 77 million cases of leaked personal information has occurred. Like several other instances, such as in 2005 in America where there was an excess of 40 million cases of leaked credit card information, the [Read more]
... I do not think that the Chinese economy will surpass the U.S. in five years, and probably not even in 10.