The establishment has gone into a defensive crouch.
John Brennan is a skilled bureaucratic survivor and politican of no great intellect. I knew him when he was a second lieutenant equivalent in CIA and he was not impressive except as an a– k—-r.
I insist that this is a structural problem beyond the reach or indeed the comprehension of the senior bureaucrats (in and out of uniform).
We need people who can see and feel beyond themselves.
Today I heard someone say for the first time that we need to make the Yemeni government's writ run throughout the country. That is the crack of doom. pl