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The Strait of Hormuz Incident and US Strategy

Irancove @ January 15, 2008 # 3 Comments

Below is an intelligence assessment by Stratfor (subscription only, so no link) on the alleged confrontation between Iranian speedboats and US warships in the Strait of Hormuz. by George Friedman Iranian speedboats reportedly menaced U.S. warships in the Strait of Hormuz on Jan. 6. Since then, the United States has gone to great lengths to […]

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Iranian-American Influence on the Presidential Primaries

Irancove @ January 15, 2008 # 8 Comments

NIAC’s Babak Talebi on the importance of primaries.

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Bush: The IC Makes Its Judgment, and I Make Mine

Irancove @ January 15, 2008 # 2 Comments

President Bush from the transcript of Bush’s discussions with King Abdullah: THE PRESIDENT: . . . We did spend time on Iran. The interesting issue on Iran is the effect of the NIE. And I went over the NIE with him. I assured him that our intelligence services came to an independent judgment. I reminded […]

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Bush Disowns Iran NIE

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Michael Hirsh of Newsweek reports on President Bush’s abandonment of the Iran Intelligence Estimate: In public, President Bush has been careful to reassure Israel and other allies that he still sees Iran as a threat, while not disavowing his administration’s recent National Intelligence Estimate. That NIE, made public Dec. 3, embarrassed the administration by concluding […]

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