Gary Schmitt

America May Have Overreacted to September 11 … but Americans Didn’t
September 11, 2010

Did America overreact to September 11? In a recent column in Newsweek, Fareed Zakaria answered that with an emphatic and mournful “yes.” In Mr. Zakaria’s telling, we’ve squandered billions of dollars heedlessly feeding our national security bureaucracies, which hardly provide us, as the French nicely put it, a very good rapport qualité-prix. Worse, we’ve created an intrusive, abrasive, civil-rights-mauling security and intelligence apparatus that “now touches every aspect of American-life, even when seemingly unrelated to terrorism.” Mr.

Strike Out
August 15, 2005

Michael Mazarr argues why attacking Iran is a bad idea.

Identity Crisis
December 20, 2004

Franklin Foer on Persia and the neocons.