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Sullivan’s Takedown of the Wash Post’s Anti-Hagel Editorial

Published on December 20th, 2012 | by Jim Lobe

Andrew Sullivan’s excellent sentence-by-sentence takedown of the Washington Post’s exceptionally tendentious editorial against Chuck Hagel today bears reading. Here’s a taste, with the Post quoted first followed by Sullivan’s comment. On the contrary: Mr. Hagel’s stated positions on critical issues, ranging from defense spending ... Read More



A Memo for those Interested in Rebutting Attacks on Hagel

Published on December 19th, 2012 | by Jim Lobe

For those readers who may want to contact their senators about the charges leveled against former Sen. Chuck Hagel by Bill Kristol, Elliott Abrams, other neo-conservatives, leaders of the Israel lobby, and the increasingly Israel-centric editorial ... Read More


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With a Cyberwar Quietly Taking Place in the Background

Published on December 18th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Iran seems to be maintaining its previous stance on uranium enrichment — a key issue for Western powers and Israel — ahead of proposed talks by the 6-power P5+1 negotiating group. On Tuesday, Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani, the ... Read More


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White House Googles Kerry’s Record on Iran

Published on December 17th, 2012 | by Guest

By Charles Davis Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is rumored to be President Obama’s next pick for secretary of state, but the web history of one White House staffer suggests the president’s team may be concerned about ... Read More



Assess Sanctions Success before Piling More on

Published on December 17th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey

Last week Paul Pillar wrote that our sanctions-happy Congress is hindering progress with Iran. This week three high-level members of the US foreign policy elite are asking Congress to not lose sight of the end-goal — ... Read More


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Kristol Launches the Neo-Con Campaign to Stop Hagel

Published on December 17th, 2012 | by Jim Lobe

While Marsha Cohen and Ali Gharib have reviewed some of the reaction to Chuck Hagel’s possible nomination as Secretary of Defense, Bill Kristol, co-founder/director of such august organizations as the Emergency Committee for Israel (ECI), the Project ... Read More



Obama’s Appointments

Published on December 14th, 2012 | by Robert E. Hunter

by Robert E. Hunter As President Obama assembles his new national security team, all eyes are on the four top jobs. These choices obviously matter, to ensure effective US diplomacy (Secretary of State); relevant but reduced ... Read More

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