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Ash Carter: Iran deal features defense backstop

Posted on September 5, 2015 at 11:35 AM Comments comments (0)

United States, USA Today

With an agreement, the military option stays on the table and becomes more effective. The military option is real today and, as secretary of Defense, I will be sure that remains true well into the future. Iran might walk away from the deal or cheat, which are risks in any negotiated deal. But, unlike the arms control deals of the Cold War, nothing in the Iran deal constr...

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US veterans fight over Iran deal

Posted on September 1, 2015 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

United States, Al-Monitor

Congress is getting mixed messages from Americans who’ve battled Tehran. American veterans are increasingly joining in the Iran deal fight as the debate turns from its technical merits to concerns about empowering a US foe.

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How to put some teeth into the nuclear deal with Iran

Posted on August 27, 2015 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

United States, Iran Matters (Harvard's Belfer Center)

Dennis Ross, International Council Member of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and David Petraeus, Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center, write in The Washington Post that it is necessary for the United States to continue to project a strong deterrent to Iran in order to insure that it does not develop nu...

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One Congressman's Iran

Posted on July 30, 2015 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

United States, New York Times

Representative Sander M. Levin, Democrat of Michigan and the longest-serving Jewish member of the House, said something important this week: “In my view, the only anchors in public life are to dig deeply into the facts and consult broadly and then to say what you believe.”

His words were important for two reasons. Firs...

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Lessons From the Past on Negotiating with Iran

Posted on July 27, 2015 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

United States, New York Times

Republicans in Congress have gotten a lot of mileage, and headlines, out of being glibly contemptuous of the Iran nuclear deal. Some of them charged on Thursday, with barely disguised disgust, that President Obama and his negotiating team were “fleeced” and “bamboozled” by the Iranians who will gain access to $50 billion in assets now frozen in oversea...

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