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2011 ISW annual report, including contributors.

Small world ...

Dr. Kimberly Kagan, President and Founder of the Institute for the Study of War


At Yale, Kagan met her husband Frederick Kagan, who is an American resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI),[4] son of Donald Kagan, a well-known historian and brother of Robert Kagan, another well-known writer and publicist. Robert Kagan’s wife is Victoria Nuland, spokesperson for the United States Department of State. (She was nominated to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs in May 2013.[3])


“Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham were vocal critics of the administration’s messaging after the Benghazi attacks, but on Friday, they issued a laudatory statement about Victoria Nuland”

Victoria Nuland

Spouse: Robert Kagan

Robert Kagan is an adviser to Senator John McCain and his idea that the United States should continue to take a strong, and possibly a confrontational, role in world affairs accords with McCain’s own views.

Kagan’s brother Frederick was instrumental in persuading President Bush to reinforce US forces in Iraq with last year’s “surge”, against the advice of the Iraq Study Group of “wise men” at the time. The surge was and is a policy supported by John McCain and one of the reasons for his political success.

Obama taps Victoria Nuland for assistant secretary
Friday, May 24, 201


Following the announcement, Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which is tasked with confirming her nomination, remained mum on her nomination, though a committee source speaking to The Cable said there is “very little chance” the nomination won’t trigger a fight.

Nuland, however, is something of an awkward target for Republicans. From 2003 to 2005, she served as principal deputy national security advisor to Vice President Dick Cheney. Her husband is prominent neoconservative writer Robert Kagan, co-founder of the Project for the New American Century and an advisor to Mitt Romney’s failed presidential bid.

AEI wiki:

Kagan, Keane, and Senators John McCain and Joseph Lieberman presented the plan at a January 5, 2007, event at AEI. Bush announced the change of strategy on January 10 the idea having “won additional support among some officials as a result of a detailed study by Gen. Jack Keane, the former vice chief of staff at the Army, and Frederick W. Kagan, a military specialist, that was published by the American Enterprise Institute”.[28] Kagan authored three subsequent reports monitoring the progress of the surge.[72]

24 posted on 09/05/2013 3:09:19 PM PDT by maggief
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To: thouworm

Covering on Brett Baier now ...

25 posted on 09/05/2013 3:27:01 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Good finds!!!

“Small world ...” -—— incestuous even.

The other thing that caught my attention is the funding for ISW. It seems to have shifted over the years.,,,or, perhaps better to say that it has taken on a new dimension.

Also interesting, neither wife Kagen nor husband Kagen took pay for their work (wanted “independence”) with Petraeus...and O’Bagy, in her Syria work. receives pay as an individual contractor within the scope of a larger government contract.

26 posted on 09/05/2013 3:35:21 PM PDT by thouworm (A lawless oligarchy has replaced our Constitution-based govt. Their motto: Catch us if you can.)
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To: maggief

Well..well.well...what do we have here? Good find!

30 posted on 09/05/2013 5:30:55 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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