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Lisa Schiffren

Lisa Schiffren has been an editorial writer, political reporter, war correspondent, (Afghanistan during the Soviet war, before there were roads), and GOP speechwriter. Lisa wrote speeches for Vice President Dan Quayle, and others, and worked in Counterterrorism/Special Operations policy at the Department of Defense. She writes, edits and communicates from her native New York.

Articles By Lisa Schiffren

Perfidious Pakistan

October 13, 2021

In 2014, when the Obama military surge in Afghanistan was over and a major drawdown was underway, Hamid Gul, head of Pakistan’s military intelligence service, who had worked closely with the U.S. during the Soviet War, in a televised interview opined, “When history is written, it will be stated that the ISI defeated the Soviet […]

Erekat’s Obituaries Obscure Trump’s Triumph

November 20, 2020

The death last week of Palestine Liberation Organization secretary and lead “peace” negotiator Saeb Erekat came at an unhappy moment for the leadership of the non-state entity of Palestine. After almost 50 years of hardened intransigence in negotiating with Israel for a state of its own—punctuated by wars, intifadas, the ever-present threat of terrorism directed […]