Tag Archives: Secretary of Defence

Hagel has learned the wrong lessons from the 1956 Suez Crisis

A fascinating insight into the mindset of Chuck Hagel, the candidate for US Secretary of Defence, and by extension the motivations behind US foreign policy under Barack Obama , is brought to us by David Ignatius of the Washington Post … Continue reading

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Middle East roundup and US political nominations

While we were splashing in the rain puddles and wallowing in the snow, life in the rest of the Middle East continued to roil with violence.  Additionally political appointments with serious implications for Israel look more and more likely. Here’s … Continue reading

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The political mugging of Israel over the Hagel and Kerry nominations

Following the furore over the possible nomination of Charles Hagel as US Secretary of Defence, Gil Troy in his Jerusalem Post blog writes that Israel was sandbagged in a political mugging over the nomination of Hagel: (Emphases are mine.) During … Continue reading

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