US politics

35 years ago today…

8 August 2009 18:03

…Richard Nixon announced his resignation as President of the United States.  Here’s complete footage of his televised address, one of…

Will the Obama administration deny requests for more troops in Afghanistan?

8 August 2009 11:45

Frederick and Kimberly Kagan, two of the people involved in devising the surge strategy in Iraq which so transformed the…

The West must prepare contingency plans to bomb Iran

7 August 2009 18:49

Chuck Wald, a retired US Air Force General who was the air commander for the US response to the 9/11…

Mehsud’s death is a massive blow to the Taliban 

7 August 2009 13:53

If Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, has been killed that is a major success which should help…

Damaging revelations make the CIA more risk averse

14 July 2009 11:53

The latest revelations about the CIA’s prospective covert assassination program is yet another nail in the coffin of US intelligence…

Who watches the watchmen?

13 July 2009 13:40

In the US, a storm is brewing over Dick Cheney’s alleged role in concealing an intelligence programme from Congress. Whatever…

Not a patch on our scandals

11 July 2009 10:17

Inspired, perhaps, by The Spectator’s list of the top 50  political scandals, Bloomberg has run a list of the ten best…

Is General Jones on his way out?

9 July 2009 16:38

With Obama’s administration gradually filling up, problems appear to be brewing at the centre. Though picking ex-General James Jones as…

The consequences of Johnson’s cowardice

8 July 2009 22:01

There was great excitement here in Old Queen Street when Lord Carlile, the Government’s own adviser on anti-terror law, announced…

Obama’s bear-hug

8 July 2009 10:21

Presidents Obama, and Medvedev (and Prime Minister Putin) seem to be having a good summit. Nuclear talks look like they…

Gary McKinnon is a victim of injustice

5 July 2009 10:32

Well done to the Mail for their continued support for Gary McKinnon, whose case featured on their front page a…

The greatest edit in history

4 July 2009 20:37

Seeing as it is the Fourth of July, I hope Coffee Housers will indulge me in a quick post on…

Palin resigns. Pundits ask, what did she mean by that?

4 July 2009 13:38

Sarah Palin’s decision to quit as governor of Alaska is perplexing. It is hard to see how she can be…