Previewing its July/August issue, Commentary has just posted Gabriel Schoenfeld’s essay on George Tenet’s memoir: “The CIA follies (cont’d).” The title of Schoenfeld’s essay alludes to his previous related essays “Could September 11 have been averted?” (December 2001) and “What became of the CIA?” (March 2005). Like the earlier essays, the current essay is must reading.
I asked Gabriel Schoenfeld if he would highlight his findings for us. He has graciously responded:
What is preventing al Qaeda from striking us again? There can be little doubt that the offensive war that American military forces have been waging against the terror network in places like Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and other points around the globe has greatly complicated the effort to carry out a second plot. But we don