The MAZZ-INT Blog by Joe Mazzafro
07/17/2015 - A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
President Obama announced today (July 14th) that the P5+1 Group (the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China, Russia and Germany along with the European Union) concluded a long-term comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran that will “verifiably” prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and ensure that Iran’s nuclear program will be for peaceful uses […]
06/16/2015 - The ISIS Conundrum
I just finished watching a 17 minute discussion from the Wednesday night PBS NewsHour (10 June) moderated by anchor Judy Woodruff with Leon Panetta, Michele Flournoy, Tony Zinni, and Andrew Bacevich discussing US policy/strategy in Iraq in light of President Obama’s decision to send 450 combat advisors there. This link (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/can-obamas-plan-defeat-destroy-islamic-state/ ) provides both the video […]
04/21/2015 - A Holy War on the Arabian Peninsula?
When we last engaged I was opining that the Intelligence Community (IC) seems least prepared to warn effectively against what it perceives as the most immediate and likely threat to the homeland – – – the self-radicalized Islamic Jihadi “lone wolf” already residing in the United States. Then in the midst of the sentencing phase […]
03/11/2015 - ODNI at Ten, Reorgs, and Lone Wolves
February is the shortest month of the year, but this past one seemed interminable with snow storm after snow storm disrupting routines for me both at work and home. So the missing February MAZZINT blog is a function of a weather induced funk on my part rather than any shortage of material to discuss with […]
01/06/2015 - 2015 Will Be Like 2014 — Just Different
The holidays this year were unusually kind to the Mazzafro family, and I hope the same is true for you and all who matter to you. No holiday though for world events that affect and effect our national security and personal safety. While there have fortunately been no ISIS beheadings since our last virtual encounter, […]
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