13 July 2013 We know that electronic spying has completely run amok when tiny Luxembourg’s prime minister, Jean-Claude Juncker, just resigned over a nasty scandal involving his nation’s tiny intelligence service. According to some reports, Luxembourg’s ruler, Grand Duke Henri, was bugged by means of a Dick Tracy-style watch. All […]

June 15, 2013 In June, 1942, the United States Navy achieved one of history’s greatest naval triumphs over the Imperial Japanese Navy, thanks to a combination of brilliant leadership, plain good luck, and code-breaking. US carrier-based dive bombers led by the intrepid Commander Wade McClusky Jr. swiftly sank three Japanese […]

4 December 2010 The ongoing revelations of WikiLeaks have been great fun and a welcome antidote to the somber end of Fall. It’s been like People Magazine meets Foreign Affairs Magazine. Ignore all the screams from official Washington about violations of security. Bureaucrats the world over hate like crazy to […]