Obama Cancels Joint Exercises with Egypt

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by Jared Metzker and Jim Lobe via IPS News One day after the killing by the Egyptian army and security forces of hundreds of civilian protestors, U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday announced the cancellation of joint U.S.-Egyptian military exercises scheduled… Continue Reading  

Elliott Abrams Seems Poor Choice to Pronounce on Benghazi

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by Jim Lobe As Republican lawmakers and Fox News have been claiming that the Benghazi “cover-up” scandal will prove even bigger than the Iran-Contra and Watergate scandals combined, Elliott Abrams — who, faced with a slew of felony charges by the Iran-Contra… Continue Reading  

Anthony Cordesman on Iran’s military forces

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Anthony Cordesman, a highly respected military and security expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), released his 4th working draft with Alexander Wilner on Iran’s military forces on June 25. The paper is part of a volume… Continue Reading  

Israeli Strike on Iran by Spring 2011?

Col. Pat Lang, a former intel officer who blogs at Sic Semper Tyrannis, has a guest post by someone named simply “Harper.” This Harper was recently in touch with an American source who visited Israel and met with senior officials… Continue Reading  

Nat’l Journal: ‘Will Sabre Rattling And Sanctions Work Against Iran?’

National Journal‘s Senior Editor Richard H.P. Sia recently asked “Will Sabre Rattling and Sanctions Work Against Iran?” on the publication’s National Security Expert Blog: His take was that results were mixed, but it’s the responses to his query — addressing… Continue Reading