“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.
Need to do more research on KagAn and ISW ... and funding.
Baier’s panel will be discussing O’Bagy tonight.
Think I’m getting a better understanding what drives “The Maverick”.
2012 ISW President’s Circle National Security Leadership Award ...
Nov 13, 2012 - an assignment already for the evening, and John and Mary Taylor, who ... is our fearless Chairman, Bill Roberti, and Liz Cheney who are here.
Excuse the link:
Who is behind the Syrian Support Group?
Brian Sayers, referenced by whistle blower David Walt, is the Executive Director of SSG. Mazen Asbahi, a Chicago lawyer, is listed as president of the SSG board. Asbahi was the Obama coordinator for Muslim outreach in the 2008 campaign. He resigned from that position in August 2008 after being question by the Wall Street Journal about his connections to Egypts Muslim Brotherhood. He is currently listed as president of SSGs board of directors and is the named recipient of the SSG special fund raising license from the Department of Treasury.
The SSG web page prominently lists Institute for the Study of War (ISW) policy papers as a justification for the groups aid to Syrian rebels. ISW leadership sounds like a updated version of Partnership for a New American Century (PNAC) regime change crew. The ISW board includes William Kristol, Elizabeth Cheney (daughter of the former vice president), and other leading neo conservatives.
(more at link, sorry for the site reference but perhaps links of interest)
ISW Awards Senator Joseph Lieberman for National Security Leadership
Published on Nov 16, 2012
On November 13, 2012, the Institute for the Study of War presented the second annual ISW Award for National Security Leadership to Sen. Joseph Lieberman (ID-CT).
The award was presented last Tuesday at ISW’s second annual President’s Circle Dinner at the Fairmont Hotel to honor the senator’s service to the country.
The ISW Award for National Security Leadership award honors an individual who embodies exceptional service, intellect, and leadership in national security.
ISW Founder and President Kimberly Kagan and General Dynamics Executive Vice President for Marine Systems John Casey, sponsor of the 2012 award, presented the award to Lieberman.
(Note: Lieberman references Three Amigos - McCain, Lindsey Graham/[Ben Nelson], and Lieberman)
June 6, 2013
Joseph Lieberman Joins Kasowitz
Mr. Lieberman said Kasowitzs approach to legal work resonated with his personal history. A longtime Democrat, he leans to the right on defense and fiscal matters, and in 2006 renounced the party to run as an Independent after a bitter defeat in the Connecticut primary.
They do some corporate defense work, Mr. Lieberman said of the firm, but they have also had the guts to sue some of the biggest banks in the world for their conduct in the credit crisis. That kind of independence took me back to my independence.
The Institute for the Study of War is a private, nonpartisan, not-for-profit institution whose goal is to educate current and future decision makers and thereby enhance the quality of policy debates.