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Smith is a diplomatic historian and public policy consultant. After serving briefly as a junior Intelligence officer during the Cold War, in 1972, with the late Arthur Schlesinger Jr. as mentor, he wrote the first history of the OSS, the World War II Office of Strategic Services. The following year, he was a consultant to the Defense in the Pentagon Papers trial of Daniel Ellsberg. Smith has since written on national security issues for the Washington POST, the Los Angeles TIMES and the International Journal of Intelligence, and has taught foreign policy seminars at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. A political "gut-liberal" Democrat, he has worked in the campaigns of nine congressional, gubernatorial, senatorial and presidential candidates. He now lives with his daughter on the central coast of California.

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011     

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CIA's Leon Panetta and the OSS Ghost of "Wild Bill" Donovan
What CIA Director Leon Panetta has in common with General "Wild Bill" Donovan, who headed the World War II Office of Strategic Services (OSS)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010     

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THE LAST HURRAH OF JERRY BROWN
(1 comments) The future of California Governor-elect Jerry Brown

Friday, July 2, 2010     

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Google News and the Arrogance of Cyber-Power
The "new" Google News presents a technical nightmare and aesthetic atrocity - and may also the arrogance of corporate power on the Internet.

Friday, May 28, 2010     

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One "Spy Czar" Too Many?
The position Director of National Intelligence - as rival to the Director of CIA - should be re-invented.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010     

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Tesla - Toyota - NUMMI: The Electric Car Reborn?
(1 comments) Will the recently-announced Tesla-Toyota-NUMMI collaboration signal the rebirth of the electric car?

Saturday, November 14, 2009     

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State of Emergency: Why Bill Lockyer Should Be Governor of California
(2 comments) The Case for electing Bill Lockyer Governor of California in 2010

Monday, August 31, 2009     

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PANETTA COMPLEX: A Liberal Down The Rabbit Hole
(2 comments) Reflections on the CIA Directorship of Leon Panetta in the Obama Administration

Friday, April 10, 2009     

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Panetta Watch 8: James Bond & the Pirates, a CIA Dilemma
Reflections on the Central Intelligence Agency under the Directorship of Leon Panetta in the Obama Administration.

Saturday, March 28, 2009     

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PANETTA WATCH 7: JUDGMENT, COUNSEL, VISION (and DESTINY?)
Reflections on the Central Intelligence Agency under the Directiorship of Leon Panetta, in the new presidential administration.

Saturday, March 7, 2009     

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PANETTA WATCH 6: CAN INTELLIGENCE BE 'HATCHED'?
(2 comments) Weekly reflections on the Central Intelligence Agency, under the Direction of Leon Panetta, in the new presidential administration.

Saturday, February 21, 2009     

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THE PANETTA WATCH 5: ON 'EXTRAORDINARY' LIAISON
Periodic reflections on the Central Intelligence Agency under the Directorship of Leon Panetta, in the Obama Administration.

Saturday, February 7, 2009     

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THE PANETTA WATCH 3: 'MEMO TO THE DIRECTOR'
Weekly reflections on the Central Intelligence Agency under the Direction of Leon Panetta, in the new presidential administration.

Saturday, January 31, 2009     

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THE PANETTA WATCH 2: LONELY AT LANGLEY
A continuing series of weekly reflections on President Obama's appointment of Leon Panetta as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Sunday, January 25, 2009     

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THE PANETTA WATCH 1: INAUGURAL EDITION
(1 comments) "First edition" of periodic reflections on Leon Panetta's tenure as Director of CIA.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009     

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PANETTA TO CIA: A "BRILLIANT" CHOICE?
(3 comments) Examing the case for Leon Panetta appointment as President-elect Obama's CIA Director

Friday, December 26, 2008     

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Senator Dianne Feinstein's Defining Moment
(19 comments) Should Senator Dianne Feinstein become Governor of California? The defining moment of her political life.

Sunday, December 9, 2007     

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TOM LANTOS, THE LAST SURVIVOR AND MIDDLE EAST PEACE

Wednesday, November 21, 2007     

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THE MISCASTING OF CONGRESSMAN LANTOS