James Kitfield

James Kitfield James Kitfield a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress and a Defense One contributor. He is a former senior correspondent for National Journal and has written on defense, national security and foreign policy issues from Washington, D.C. for more than two decades.
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Anti-Terror Alliance

February 1, 2001 The CIA, FBI and other agencies are working together in unprecedented ways to combat terrorists around the world. hen FBI Director Louis Freeh and a wave of more than 100 FBI agents poured into Yemen with much fanfare following the Oct. 12 suicide bombing attack on the USS Cole, one...

Colin Powell: A diplomat handy with a bayonet

January 29, 2001 Colin Powell has a quality that perhaps no other new Cabinet member can match. When he speaks as Secretary of State, he will instantly be heard. His status as an American icon and a former wartime leader virtually guarantees it. And that may be his greatest asset as he seeks...

Clinton creates counterintelligence czar

January 9, 2001 President Clinton last week issued a directive overhauling federal efforts to fight against terrorism and creating a new counterintelligence "czar." The directive is the result of efforts by senior officials at the CIA, the FBI, the Defense Department and the National Security Council to expand their recent efforts to work...

Peacekeeping efforts transform the military

December 29, 2000 The remarkable odyssey of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit in the spring and summer of 1999 reveals how the demands of the post-Cold War era are, by necessity, transforming the U.S. military. Each military branch is evolving from a forward- deployed force, which is primarily focused on fighting major wars,...

Cheney has experience with government's biggest bureaucracy

October 30, 2000 Dick Cheney may occasionally be aloof on the campaign trail, and not exactly at ease kissing babies or working a crowd, but in the White House he will very likely feel immediately at home. And he is almost certain to become an instant power center in the executive branch. Helping...

No Sanctuary

October 1, 2000 own a long logging road deep in the Glumina Mountains in the Bosnian Serb Republic, white United Nations trucks and a refrigerated trailer dotted a sunny hillside one September afternoon in 1998. At first glance, they looked like ambulances that arrived too late at the scene of an accident....

CIA, FBI and Pentagon team to fight terrorism

September 19, 2000 Barely three weeks after the Aug. 7, 1998, bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania left 258 people dead and more than 5,000 wounded, Attorney General Janet Reno received a classified briefing by senior officials in the FBI's International Counterterrorism Operations Center. The FBI had sent roughly 300 FBI...

Military-Industrial Complexity

September 1, 2000 t Air Force Plant #6 in Lockheed Martin's sprawling complex in Marietta, Ga., workers in overalls quietly assemble the first models of the Air Force's next-generation fighter aircraft-the F-22 Raptor. Amid scaffolding, the next Raptors are taking shape at separate workstations, their skeletons a mixture of composites and exotic...

On the Brink of National Missile Defense

August 15, 2000 ver since President Reagan delivered his famous 1983 speech proposing an impenetrable shield that would protect the entire United States from an all-out attack by the Soviet Union, the issue of national missile defense has been infused to an unusual degree with partisan politics. Many Democrats still deride the...


August 15, 2000 uring NATO's war over Kosovo last year, the widening gap between U.S. capabilities in electronics and communications and the abilities of even its closest allies came into stark relief. U.S. warplanes conducted the vast majority of the precision strikes against Serbian targets and supplied the lion's share of the...

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