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More Support for Hagel

Published on January 1st, 2013 | by Jim Lobe

A new letter in support of former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s nomination signed by a familiar list of eminences was published in the form of an ad in the front section of the Washington Post. Unlike other ... Read More



Iran in 2012: A Year in Review

Published on December 30th, 2012 | by Farideh Farhi

For Iran, 2012 will go down as the year of economic woes. The mantra of the “enemy’s psychological war against Iran” will no longer be blamed more than internal mismanagement even by the most ardent supporters ... Read More

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Afghanistan Today

Published on December 29th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

This pretty much says it all, no? Col. Babagul Aamal is a proud veteran of 28 years in the Afghan National Army. Short and fit, with a thick black beard, he’s a leader who blurts out ... Read More



Top Netanyahu Adviser set to become Israel’s next US Ambassador

Published on December 29th, 2012 | by Marsha B. Cohen

by Marsha B. Cohen While Chuck Hagel is twisting in the wind, being savaged by the Emergency Committee for Israel and other “pro-Israel” organizations, Israels’ Prime Minister is contemplating making a neoconservative American-born GOP operative Israel’s ... Read More



Chuck Hagel And Israel: The Wrong Question

Published on December 28th, 2012 | by Mitchell Plitnick

via MuzzleWatch Chuck Hagel is not exactly my kind of guy. Hagel is an old-school Conservative Republican and his voting record in the Senate lines up pretty well with that image. He was poor on civil ... Read More


U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel Meets Japanese Prime Minister

Hagel is Definitely in the Mainstream

Published on December 28th, 2012 | by Jim Lobe

The initial attacks against Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense included a virtual mantra that the former Nebraska senator was “out of the mainstream” of thinking on the Middle East. Even in his endorsement of Hagel ... Read More



More Smears, and Support, for Hagel

Published on December 27th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

The fight over the possible nomination of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense can be defined as a battle waged with smears from the one side, and thoughtful, evidence-backed arguments from the other. Too simplistic to be ... Read More

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