Grant F. Smith, director of the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy in Washington, D.C., discusses Steven Rosen’s defamation lawsuit against AIPAC, the “everyone else does it” excuse for divulging classified information, the DOJ’s history of capitulation to the Israel lobby and how the U.S. empire is a tempting target for foreign intelligence services.

Grant F. Smith is the author of the new book America’s Defense Line: The Justice Department’s Battle to Register the Israel Lobby as Agents of a Foreign Government. He is a frequent contributor to Radio France Internationale and Voice of America’s Foro Interamericano.