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The Iranian long-range missile program could be “slowed down” if the United States lessens the value of those missiles “through the deployment of missile defenses,” the three-star general said.
The Iranian missile threat prompted two states within range of Iran’s missiles to contact the United States this week about acquiring missile defenses, including a key Persian Gulf state and a nation in the southern Caucasus.
intelligence community to conduct analysis of national security threats posed by environmental issues during a time of war.
“For a country at war I find this expedient pandering of the first order,” one official said of what’s being disparagingly called the Green Estimate.
Gathering intelligence and producing analysis on how humans are trashing the planet is likely to reflect the general liberal bias within the intelligence community. The result is expected to be a harsh assessment of how the industrialized nations, particularly the United States and Europe, are to blame.
“Let’s all be honest about the biggest polluter and most careless custodian of mother Earth, the PRC,” the defense official said of China, where seven of the 10 largest rivers are “dead” from pollution.
Will U.S. intelligence agencies, which have been deficient in intelligence reporting on China’s military buildup, report accurately on Beijing’s pollution and contribution to greenhouse gases and global warming? Don’t count on it, the officials said. Liberal environmentalists in Congress and the private sector will probably make sure that the intelligence reports on global warming avoid criticizing the communist regime in Beijing, which recently announced that economic modernization still trumps any concerns over Chinese pollution.
A provision of the fiscal 2008 intelligence authorization bill calls for the director of national intelligence to produce a “national intelligence estimate” on global climate change within nine months.
Rumsfeld update Former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has moved to new offices on M Street Northwest where he is working on setting up a new foundation, according to Larry Di Rita, a former Pentagon spokesman and Rumsfeld aide.
Mr. Di Rita said a news report that Mr. Rumsfeld would go into the defense contracting business is false and “laughable.” He noted that Mr. Rumsfeld has shunned the defense industry since the 1970s, after his first stint as defense secretary. “He has no interest in that stuff,” he said.
“He’s considering a lot of things but he wants to remain engaged in public policy issues and is in the process of creating a foundation that would involve teaching and research fellowships for graduate and post-graduate students,” Mr.
Di Rita said.
By Emily Miller
Obama is losing the debate on gun ownership, concealed-carry permits
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