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Gen. Isaac Ben Israel

Admit We Have Nukes, Top Israeli Military Figure Says

With negotiations in Vienna to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal stalled, and Tehran just months away from fielding a nuclear device if it chose to, Maj. Gen. Isaac Ben-Israel, a well-known and highly respected figure in Israeli security circles, wants the government to level with the public and admit that the time has passed...

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Alex Joske

A Bold New Look at China’s Audacious Spies

Alex Joske’s new book Spies and Lies: How China’s Covert Operations Fooled the World shines much needed light into this darkest red corner of the CCP and its quest, not only to steal foreign government secrets and technology, but to exert international influence at the level of a modern superpower, albeit with the proclivities of...

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Cuban Missile Crisis

The Most Dangerous Day in History

Seven hours ahead of Washington, the Kremlin had already received an urgent message (9 a.m., Moscow time) from the Soviet commander in Cuba that a U.S. attack, presaging an invasion, was imminent within 24-72 hours. The Soviet ambassador in Havana, Aleksandr Alekseyev, was closeted with Fidel Castro at the Soviet embassy through the wee hours...

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Biden at CIA

CIA Thought Putin Would Quickly Conquer Ukraine

U.S. intelligence reports at the time predicted that Kyiv would fall quickly, perhaps in a week or two at the most. The predictions spurred the Biden administration to secretly withdraw some key U.S. intelligence assets from Ukraine, including covert former special operations personnel on contract with the CIA, the current and former officials said. Their account...