The CIA's Top 7 Intelligence Blunders

National Security | Blake Neff and Michael Bastasch
A fiery blasts rocks the World Trade Center after being hit by two planes September 11, 2001 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The CIA screws up a lot

Why Condi's Endorsement Of Tillerson Is Important

World | Saagar Enjeti

‘Rex Tillerson is an excellent choice for Secretary of State’

Former SecDef: Assad Will Stay In Power Because Americans Don't Care Enough For Military Action

World | Jonah Bennett
Burial Held For Marine Killed In Afghanistan

‘Assad is going to remain in power, and the Russians are committed to that’

Hillary Makes It Through 3 Debates Without Accounting For Libya

World | Saagar Enjeti

‘I think President Obama made the right decision at the time’

Former SecDef Robert Gates Gives His Two Reasons Why ISIS Exists

Defense | Russ Read
Robert Gates

The Syrian Civil War and anti-Sunni policies led to the terror group’s growth

Bob Gates Slams Trump Tweet On Egypt Plane Disappearance

World | JP Carroll
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, Indiana, U.S., May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski

Gates accused politicians of getting ahead of themselves before facts come out

NSC Adviser Ben Rhodes Blasts Former SecDef Gates, Calls Him An 'Incessant Whiner'

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Deputy U.S. National Security Advisor Rhodes participates in the Washington Ideas Forum in Washington

Former SecDef Gates is part of ‘the Blob’

Former SecDef Thinks Trump And Obama Have The Same Problem When It Comes To Foreign Policy

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Donald Trump (Shutterstock)

He thinks ‘he has all the answers’

Former Defense Secretaries Say Obama's National Security Council Tried To Run Wars From An Office Building

Politics | Jonah Bennett
U.S. President Barack Obama attends a meeting with the National Security Council at the State Department in Washington

‘I don’t think there’s one veteran on Obama’s staff at the White House’

Former Defense Sec Says Obama 'Double-Crossed' Him, Slashed Pentagon Budget

Politics | Jonah Bennett
U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates arrives at Combat Outpost Andar in Afghanistan

‘After all those years in Washington, I was naïve’

How The 'Right Side Of History' Guided Obama's Foreign Policy

Politics | Jonah Bennett
U.S. President Obama walks back to the Oval Office after participating in a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington

‘The entire national security team recommended unanimously handling Mubarak differently than we did’

Former Sec Def Robert Gates: 'Odds Are Pretty High' Russia, China, And Iran Accessed Hillary's Server

Politics | Steve Guest

‘The Pentagon acknowledges that they get attacked about 100,000 times a day’

Former SecDef: Obama Only Surrounds Himself With Agreeable Yes Men Advisers

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Robert Gates

‘I can do every one of your jobs better than you can,’ Obama reportedly said

Obama's Former Defense Sec: Obama 'Has Centralized Power' In An 'Unparalleled' Way

Politics | Steve Guest

Obama has said to his staff, ‘I can do every one of your jobs better than you can’

Former SecDef: Obama's National Security Advisers Are Totally Naive

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Robert Gates

‘In the interest of U.S. national security’

Bob Gates Smashes Hillary's Libya War Plan: 'Playing It By Ear'

Politics | Rachel Stoltzfoos
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during an event at the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business in New York July 24, 2015. (REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton)

‘There was turmoil’

Robert Gates: America Needs Cold War-Style Containment Strategy To Deal With Islamic Extremism

Video | Steve Guest

‘We face a generation of conflict in the Middle East’