Terror’s Sophistication Paradox 

Orlando, London, Paris, San Bernardino, Manchester, Berlin. These are cities with which we now associate terrorist attacks. New York, Mumbai, Oklahoma City, and Washington as well but the more recent events reveal a contradiction ripe for explanation.  The sophisticated and coordinated attacks of 9/11 in the U.S. and 7/7 in the U.K. gave rise to…

The Strange New World

Anyone who has known me for more than a day knows I have never been fond of the Iranians.  As an old soldier who began his career during the cold war, I was trained to hate two entities – the USSR and Iran.  The USSR because, well, Cold War; the Iranians because they were (and…