I took a break from working double-overtime this weekend to talk with Chuck Mertz on his radio show, “This is Hell,” about the Washington Post’s Top Secret America. A direct link to the audio, which is 4 hours long, is below. My segment begins about 15 minutes in and continues for about another 40.
Additionally, I’m celebrating General Petraeus’ decision to scrap the Kandahar offensive. I still don’t have time to fully sketch out my thoughts, but a) Kandaharis deserve better; and b) Kandahar is not a battle we can win right now. Petraeus is correct to focus on smaller, more achievable objectives.
Lastly, I saw the Wikileaks thing. I’m trying, desperately (tie-in!) to finish my tasks at work today so I can have some breathing room to really contemplate those and give the leaks some serious brain time. My first thoughts are:
- So what?M/li>
- How damaging…; and
- This will set the IC back years.
I have reasons for saying all of those things, and when I have more than five minutes to write them down, I’ll share them here.