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  • On National Security, Trump Strikes Out Again

    09/04/2015 12:25:44 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 65 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | September 4, 2015 | Stephen F. Hayes
    When Donald Trump botched a question Thursday about General Qassem Suleimani, head of Iranís Quds Force, it wasnít the first time. He did the same thing last month during the Fox News debate, but his answer was largely overlooked in the post-debate hysteria over Trumpís answers to questions on a third party candidacy and his treatment of women. Bret Baier asked Trump about Suleimani and offered the candidate a helpful tutorial in the introduction.
  • The Battle Begins--McCain vs. Obama.

    02/13/2008 4:44:50 AM PST · by SJackson · 103 replies · 468+ views
    The Weekly Standard | Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 13, 2008 | Stephen F. Hayes
    JOHN MCCAIN AND Barack Obama swept the Chesapeake Primaries, as expected. With his victories last night, McCain further solidified his status as the almost-certain nominee of his party. Obama, meanwhile, has taken a lead among delegates to the Democratic convention and is now arguably the frontrunner. With the outcomes last night widely expected, aides to both Obama and McCain had plenty of time to craft victory speeches that would reflect their candidate's thinking on the state of the race. And with varying degrees of intensity, both men used that freedom to begin to frame a McCain-versus-Obama general election contest, something...
  • Iraq was a terrorist state -- despite biased media and Democratic Party officials' claims

    08/23/2006 9:05:25 PM PDT · by sruleoflaw · 38 replies · 2,418+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan. 16, 2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Hi, You may have heard the news today of a CBS/New York Times poll that stated 51 percent of the American people do not believe Iraq is linked to the war on terrorism. It is a reflection of a biased and dishonest American MSM that people don't know better. If the Democrats should win in November, there will be a "wave the white flag, cut and run surrender in Iraq" (along with cuts or the decimation of the U.S. ballistic missile defense program). I have included a letter that my wife submitted to the Tracy Press (Aug. 22 edition) about...
  • Their man in Baghdad (When facts are inconvenient, just ignore)

    06/10/2006 10:45:57 PM PDT · by jwalburg · 7 replies · 1,201+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 6-19-06 | Stephen F. Hayes
    THE LAST QUESTION to General Bill Caldwell at his briefing last Thursday on the death of Abu Musab al Zarqawi came from New York Times reporter Richard Oppel, who wanted to know about Abu al-Masri, an Egyptian whom many expect to replace Zarqawi as the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq. Said Caldwell: "Yeah, al Masri, Egyptian Arab. He's not an Iraqi. Born and raised in Egypt. He was trained in Afghanistan, went through his training there. We know he has been involved with IEDs and making here in Iraq. Probably came here around 2002 into Iraq, probably actually helped...
  • The CIA 1--Bush 0

    05/21/2006 6:56:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 5 replies · 712+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 05/22/2006, Volume 011, Issue 34 | by Stephen F. Hayes
    PORTER GOSS'S TENURE as director of central intelligence began with a public spat between the new reform-minded CIA leadership and an intransigent bureaucracy. Now, 18 months later, it is ending in a cloud of confusion. Goss is gone and so are his agents of change. Two of the CIA officials at the heart of that opening battle--Mary Margaret Graham and Stephen Kappes--have been promoted. And the old guard is happy. "The move was seen as a direct repudiation of Goss's leadership and as an olive branch to CIA veterans disaffected by his 18-month tenure," wrote Peter Baker and Charles Babington...
  • Saddam's Philippines Terror Connection(Yes, Saddam financially supported terrorists)

    03/18/2006 5:58:16 AM PST · by KCRW · 129 replies · 3,699+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/18/2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    SADDAM HUSSEIN'S REGIME PROVIDED FINANCIAL support to Abu Sayyaf, the al Qaeda-linked jihadist group founded by Osama bin Laden's brother-in-law in the Philippines in the late 1990s, according to documents captured in postwar Iraq. An eight-page fax dated June 6, 2001, and sent from the Iraqi ambassador in Manila to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad, provides an update on Abu Sayyaf kidnappings and indicates that the Iraqi regime was providing the group with money to purchase weapons. The Iraqi regime suspended its support--temporarily, it seems--after high-profile kidnappings, including of Americans, focused international attention on the terrorist group. The...
  • Post-Haste [Link to Pentagon Site Where pre-war Iraq and Afghanistan Documents are]

    03/15/2006 9:02:25 PM PST · by bnelson44 · 116 replies · 1,862+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 03/15/2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has created a website where it will post documents captured in postwar Afghanistan and Iraq. The website is hosted by the Foreign Military Studies Office Joint Reserve Intelligence Center at Fort Leavenworth and will be updated continuously with new documents. The first batch of materials, released late Wednesday, includes nine documents captured in connection with Operation Iraqi Freedom and 28 documents previously released on February 14, 2006, in conjunction with a study of those documents conducted by analysts at West Point. Sources on Capitol Hill and within the intelligence community tell...
  • Stephen F. Hayes: Finally (The Bush Administration Releases the Saddam Documents)

    03/14/2006 4:45:56 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 10 replies · 793+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 20, 2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Though crucial details have yet to be resolved, the Bush administration has decided to release the documentsThe Bush administration has decided to release most of the documents captured in post-war Afghanistan and Iraq. The details of the document release are still being worked out, according to officials with knowledge of the discussions. Those details are critical. At issue are things like the timeframe for releasing the documents, the mechanism for scrubbing documents for sensitive information, and most important, the criteria for withholding documents from the public. But some of the captured files should be available to the public and journalists...
  • Finally

    03/13/2006 6:45:48 PM PST · by Jewels1091 · 9 replies · 786+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 03/13/2006 | by Stephen F. Hayes
    The Bush administration has decided to release most of the documents captured in post-war Afghanistan and Iraq. The details of the document release are still being worked out, according to officials with knowledge of the discussions. Those details are critical. At issue are things like the timeframe for releasing the documents, the mechanism for scrubbing documents for sensitive information, and most important, the criteria for withholding documents from the public. But some of the captured files should be available to the public and journalists within weeks if not days. President George W. Bush has made clear in recent weeks his...
  • Paul Pillar Speaks, Again The latest CIA attack on the Bush administration is nothing new.

    02/10/2006 5:16:05 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 21 replies · 1,655+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 02/10/2006 4:15:00 PM | by Stephen F. Hayes
    Paul Pillar Speaks, Again The latest CIA attack on the Bush administration is nothing new. by Stephen F. Hayes 02/10/2006 4:15:00 PM IN A BREATHLESS front-page, above-the-fold article in today's Washington Post, Walter Pincus reports that a former senior CIA official named Paul Pillar accuses the Bush administration of "misusing" intelligence to take the country to war in Iraq. According to the Post account, Pillar uses a forthcoming article in Foreign Affairs to claim that the Bush administration "politicized" the intelligence on Iraq. Bush administration policymakers did this subtly, Pillar says, by repeatedly asking the CIA questions about Iraq, its...
  • Unfinished Story of Iraqi WMD

    01/29/2006 10:55:36 AM PST · by slowhand520 · 13 replies · 1,483+ views
    American Spectator ^ | John Batchelor
    Unfinished Story of Iraqi WMD - Saturday, January 28, 2006 @ 11:08:27 PM Speaking routinely now with Steve Hayes of the Weekly Standard and John Loftus of IntelligenceSummit.org and also my best source with regard the Byzantine tale of the Iraqi WMD program that cannot be proved or unproved by the public record of facts established since the capture of Baghdad in April 2003. I mention again the promising mysterious treasure said to be coming to all of us within the next month. John Loftus is in possession of a CD that came to him by a reportedly trustworthy route...
  • Reading Saddam's Email

    01/28/2006 7:53:20 AM PST · by wjersey · 6 replies · 778+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 1/28/2006 (2/6/06 edition) | Michael Tanji
    STEPHEN F. HAYES has written extensively in these pages about a large cache of documents and digital media captured in the course of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. As a former intelligence officer who dealt with digital media exploitation and analysis issues at the Defense Intelligence Agency for nearly four years (2001 to 2005), I am prohibited from speaking publicly about what these documents may contain. What I can do is share my professional opinion on how one might solve some of the major problems associated with media exploitation. Let us assume hypothetically that the United States has...
  • On the Way? (Some of the Iraqi documents may be released soon.)

    01/22/2006 7:51:04 AM PST · by baystaterebel · 29 replies · 1,157+ views
    The Weekly Standard. ^ | 01/21/2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AGO, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra requested 40 documents captured in postwar Iraq as he sought better understand the activities of the Iraqi regime in the months and years before the U.S. invasion in March 2003. On Friday afternoon, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence finally provided 39 of the 40 documents Hoekstra had requested. I had been seeking the same documents. For more than five months I pestered Department of Defense public affairs staff to see them. I provided titles to the Pentagon staff and, eventually, filed a Freedom of Information Act...
  • Read All About It

    01/21/2006 7:54:43 AM PST · by mal · 2 replies · 423+ views
    AT HIS CONFIRMATION HEARING FOR the new post of director of national intelligence, John Negroponte pledged to keep open lines of communication with Congress. He also explained that his experience as the first U.S. ambassador to Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein would help him meet the director's responsibility to--in the president's words--"make sure that those whose duty it is to defend America have the information they need to make the right decisions." Testifying in April 2005, Negroponte said: I saw firsthand the savage depredations of terrorists and insurgents who oppose the birth of a new democracy. These are...
  • Terrorist Involvement - Was There Or Wasn't There? (well duh!)

    01/09/2006 9:28:53 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 22 replies · 736+ views
    GOP USA ^ | 01-10-06 | Thomas D. Segel - Commentary
    Terrorist Involvement - Was There Or Wasn't There? By Thomas D. Segel January 10, 2006 In the latest issue of The Weekly Standard there is an interesting article by Stephen F. Hayes titled "Saddam's Terror Training Camps". In it the author reports the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein... "Trained thousands of radical Islamic terrorists from the region at camps in Iraq over four years immediately preceding the U.S. invasion, according to documents and photographs recovered by the U.S. military in postwar Iraq." Now this can't possibly be correct. The mainstream media and the liberal left have repeatedly told us...
  • Saddam's Terror Training Camps

    01/09/2006 12:52:47 PM PST · by unionblue83 · 3 replies · 569+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Stephen F. Hayes
    THE FORMER IRAQI REGIME OF Saddam Hussein trained thousands of radical Islamic terrorists from the region at camps in Iraq over the four years immediately preceding the U.S. invasion, according to documents and photographs recovered by the U.S. military in postwar Iraq. The existence and character of these documents has been confirmed to THE WEEKLY STANDARD by eleven U.S. government officials. The secret training took place primarily at three camps--in Samarra, Ramadi, and Salman Pak--and was directed by elite Iraqi military units. Interviews by U.S. government interrogators with Iraqi regime officials and military leaders corroborate the documentary evidence. Many of...
  • Saddam's Terror Training Camps (Huge! Stephen Hayes new piece)

    01/07/2006 4:43:10 PM PST · by infoguy · 42 replies · 1,587+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 16 January 2006 | Stephen Hayes
    Saddam's Terror Training Camps What the documents captured from the former Iraqi regime reveal--and why they should all be made public. by Stephen F. Hayes 01/16/2006, Volume 011, Issue 17 THE FORMER IRAQI REGIME OF Saddam Hussein trained thousands of radical Islamic terrorists from the region at camps in Iraq over the four years immediately preceding the U.S. invasion, according to documents and photographs recovered by the U.S. military in postwar Iraq. The existence and character of these documents has been confirmed to THE WEEKLY STANDARD by eleven U.S. government officials. The secret training took place primarily at three camps--in...
  • Saddam's Terrorist Ties

    01/07/2006 3:10:29 PM PST · by april15Bendovr · 29 replies · 849+ views
    Saddam's Terrorist Ties The Weekly Standardís Stephen Hayes has been trying for a significant amount of time to get released publicly the captured Iraqi documents (only 2.5 % of which have as yet been translated). He advises that some are about to be released. And they should put an end to the preposterous claims that the Baathists would never work with the Jihadis. Here is what the soon to be released documents reveal, Hayes says: The secret training took place primarily at three camps-in Samarra, Ramadi, and Salman Pak-and was directed by elite Iraqi military units. Interviews by U.S. government...
  • Saddam's Terror Training Camps

    01/06/2006 3:22:52 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 82 replies · 2,697+ views
    http://www.weeklystandard.com ^ | 01/16/2006, | Stephen F. Hayes
    THE FORMER IRAQI REGIME OF Saddam Hussein trained thousands of radical Islamic terrorists from the region at camps in Iraq over the four years immediately preceding the U.S. invasion, according to documents and photographs recovered by the U.S. military in postwar Iraq. The existence and character of these documents has been confirmed to THE WEEKLY STANDARD by eleven U.S. government officials. The secret training took place primarily at three camps--in Samarra, Ramadi, and Salman Pak--and was directed by elite Iraqi military units. Interviews by U.S. government interrogators with Iraqi regime officials and military leaders corroborate the documentary evidence. Many of...
  • Stephen Hayes: Travels with Cheney (Vice President visits the front lines of the war on terror)

    12/26/2005 7:42:38 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 34 replies · 1,608+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | January 2, 2006 | Stephen F. Hayes
    BaghdadOn a cool December morning, Vice President Dick Cheney and U.S. ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad waited for their distinguished guests on the sidewalk outside of the ambassador's residence in the heart of the fortified Green Zone in downtown Baghdad. Moments passed, but no one came. As Khalilzad chattered in Cheney's ear, the vice president stood looking at the cloudless blue sky with his hands clasped behind his back, sporadically shuffling his right foot back and forth. They waited some more. An eager press corps-with cameras and microphones, pens and pads at the ready--waited to capture the handshake between Cheney...