The site frequently breaks information about various intriques which we read about in the mainstream media only weeks or months later. Other times, it's hard to know if the information is being put out there for some ulterior motive.
I was intrigued when the scrolling update in the sidebar read "Empty Post":
Is this the equivalent of the seas receding before a tsunami, or just a webmaster who screwed up? The last time DEBKAfile went on "vacation," the story broke about the hit on a Hamas big-wig in Dubai.
Still, probably just a webmaster who hit the wrong button. Been there, done that.