Hawks on Iran

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, think tanks and pundits. Patrick Clawson and Mehdi Khalaji, WINEP: Patrick Clawson and… Continue Reading  

Experts: Military Contractors Hype Economic Costs Of Sequestration

via Think Progress Military contractors are in a full court press to prevent the automatic military spending cuts that will come into effect on January 2, 2013, an estimated $55 billion per year, if policymakers fail to avert a budget “sequester.”… Continue Reading  

Clinton On New Sanctions: Iran ‘Will Understand Even More Fully The Urgency Of The Choice They Face’

via Think Progress The new U.S. sanctions against Iran that kick in today — along with an E.U. oil embargo set to take effect Sunday — are expected to put significant pressure on an already faltering Iranian economy. The new U.S.… Continue Reading  

Don’t Underestimate an Iranian Response to a U.S. Attack

By Derek Bolton via the American Security Project “It’s time to act before it’s too late”–the new ominous tagline featured in the Emergency Committee for Israel’s commercial trumpeting the need for action on Iran, rings with truth. It is time for… Continue Reading  

Daniel Pipes: aftermath of Israeli attack on Iran would be “manageable not devastating”

Mideast focused pundit Daniel Pipes has positively reviewed a report by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP) that discusses “likely” Iranian responses to an Israeli “preventive strike”. Pipes, who in 2010 argued that President Obama should bomb Iran to “to salvage… Continue Reading