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More Neo-Con Military Advice

Published on January 27th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

While one swallow does not a spring make, a seemingly off-hand remark in a post by Max Boot in Commentary’s blog, ‘Contentions’, last week about Gen. David Petraeus’ possible promotion to Supreme Allied Commander at NATO ... Read More


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Freedom’s Watch and “Strong Supporters of Israel”

Published on January 20th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

In an article that expands our knowledge base about the anything-but-grassroots “Freedom’s Watch” (about which I have posted here and here), Paul Kane and Jonathan Weisman wrote about its ambitions — among other things, to raise ... Read More


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Gates Again Undermines the Hawks

Published on January 19th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

Defense Secretary Robert Gates offered still more evidence this past week that he has become the most important actor in steering the Bush administration’s foreign policy toward a more realist course, particularly with respect to the ... Read More


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Anti-Iran Coalition in the Gulf? Read This.

Published on January 18th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

If President George W. Bush’s main purpose in visiting the Gulf last week — as indicated by his call in Abu Dhabi last Sunday to confront Iran “before it is too late” — was to rally ... Read More


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Remember Stephen Cambone?

Published on January 16th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

He was probably Donald Rumsfeld’s single closest adviser, as well as the Pentagon’s intelligence czar, who, among other things, reportedly helped determine how prisoners were treated at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, etc. and who also set up ... Read More


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Living in a Dream World

Published on January 16th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

If you need an example of just how sophomoric both Bill Kristol’s ‘Weekly Standard’ and AEI’s Michael Rubin can be, don’t miss Rubin’s latest article in the Standard, entitled “Living in a Dream World: The Political ... Read More


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About that Straits Incident…

Published on January 11th, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

I don’t pretend to know whether the U.S. Navy’s version or the Iranian version of last Sunday’s incident in the Straits of Hormuz is more accurate or whether the two versions may not even be mutually ... Read More


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More Signs of Iran Detente …From Petraeus

Published on January 3rd, 2008 | by Jim Lobe

In a new blow to the neo-conservative hard-liners at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), their hero, Gen. David Petraeus, has apparently concluded that Iran is indeed following through on its reported pledge earlier this fall to ... Read More


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