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Warning From the Holding Company

Published on February 22nd, 2012 | by Mitchell Plitnick

This post originally appeared at Souciant. Martin Dempsey is not a popular man in the halls of the Israeli Prime Minister’s office these days. The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff incurred the wrath ... Read More


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Gen. Martin Dempsey chided for calling Iran “rational”

Published on February 22nd, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Recent comments about Iran by the top-ranking military officer in the US have been criticized by Israel and some Washington-based voices. On Sunday, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that he’s been “confronting” ... Read More


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Hawks on Iran

Published on February 17th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

In response to a worrying trend in U.S. politics, Lobe Log publishes “Hawks on Iran” every Friday. Our posts highlight militaristic commentary and confrontational policy recommendations about Iran from a variety of sources including news articles, ... Read More


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“Losing” the World

Published on February 14th, 2012 | by Tom Engelhardt

American Decline in Perspective, Part 1 By Noam Chomsky Published by Tom Dispatch Significant anniversaries are solemnly commemorated — Japan’s attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, for example.  Others are ignored, and we can ... Read More


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More on the Syrian intervention debate

Published on February 14th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Last week, Professor Daniel Serwer criticized me in the Atlantic for not including nonviolence in my brief survey of the Syrian intervention debate. I am not sure that much had been written about nonviolence in that ... Read More


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Taking a break from the hawks

Published on February 10th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Editor’s note: This week, in place of our weekly roundup of hawkish commentary about Iran, we’re highlighting two articles regarding the U.S.’s Iran policy that shouldn’t be missed. While discussing Natasha Bahrami and Trita Parsi’s recent ... Read More


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