Trump for the Defense

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by William Hartung As with so much of what Donald Trump has said in recent months, his positions on Pentagon spending are, to be polite, a bundle of contradictions.  Early signs suggest, however, that those contradictions are likely to resolve… Continue Reading  

Ayotte Relying On Out-Of-State Anti-Iran Deal Donors In Reelection Bid

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by Eli Clifton Since Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) retired from the Senate in in 2013, Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) has risen to prominence as the newest member of the so-called “three amigos.” Alongside Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham… Continue Reading  

Sanctions and Symmetry in the Iran Negotiations

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by Paul R. Pillar Notwithstanding the obvious asymmetries in soon-to-resume nuclear negotiations with Iran (it’s Iran’s nuclear program, not the U.S. one, that is being restricted; it’s the United States, not Iran, that is sanctioning someone else’s economy) the perceptual… Continue Reading  

Pro-Israel Hawks Take Wing over Extended Iran Nuclear Talks

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by Jim Lobe Washington—Buoyed by the failure of the US and five other powers to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran over its nuclear program after a week of intensive talks, pro-Israel and Republican hawks are calling for Washington to ramp up… Continue Reading  

The Details Behind Israel’s Purchase of Lockheed’s “Samson” Airlifter

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by Marsha B. Cohen Two celebrations brought Lockheed Martin’s CEO, Marilyn A. Hewson, to Israel on April 9. Hewson officially opened Lockheed Martin’s office in Beersheba, the closest major city to where IDF technical units are being consolidated at new… Continue Reading