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  • ** FILE ** Secretary of State James Baker speaks at a State Department press conference concerning U.S. troop movements in Panama, Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1989. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)

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  • Illustration: START by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

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  • The Iraq Study Group co-chaired by Lee H. Hamilton, the prominent Democrat who heads the Woodrow Wilson International Center, and James A. Baker III, whose Institute for Public Policy is at Houston's Rice University, warned in 2006 that Iran, now rid of erstwhile enemy Saddam Hussein, was already wielding more influence in Iraq than the U.S.

    DEBORCHGRAVE: A three-front war? →

  • Relations with Washington began when President George H.W. Bush sent Secretary of State James A. Baker III to Mongolia's capital to announce U.S. support for the transition to democracy.

    Mongolian president uses Reagan playbook →

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