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  • Hadley (MA) man pushes bill requiring Massachusetts to list all state government job postings online

    05/23/2014 2:17:19 PM PDT · by matt04 · 13 replies
    A Hadley man is hoping this will finally be the year lawmakers require the state to post all government jobs in a statewide employment database. "Something's wrong when qualified people aren't applying for jobs paid for by the taxpayers because they don't know about them," said Thomas McGee, a retired adjunct professor at Bay Path College. McGee is the driving force behind House Bill 1762 and its companion Senate Bill 889. McGee first filed the bills, through his senator and representative, in 1995, after he was dismayed to discover that the state did not list all government jobs at state...
  • Bombing the Syrian Reactor: The Untold Story

    02/23/2013 8:09:08 PM PST · by neverdem · 61 replies
    Commentary ^ | February 2013 | Elliott Abrams
    As the civil war in Syria enters its third year, there is much discussion of the regime’s chemical weapons and whether Syria’s Bashar al-Assad will unleash them against Syrian rebels, or whether a power vacuum after Assad’s fall might make those horrific tools available to the highest bidder. The conversation centers on Syria’s chemical weaponry, not on something vastly more serious: its nuclear weaponry. It well might have. This is the inside story of why it does not. Relations between the United States and Israel had grown rocky after Israel’s incursion into Lebanon in 2006, for Secretary of State Condoleezza...
  • Electric vehicle charging stations coming to Springfield, Hadley, Pittsfield

    05/03/2011 2:23:01 PM PDT · by matt04 · 20 replies
    SPRINGFIELD Western Massachusetts Electric Co. has announced plans to install three charging stations for plug-in electric cars as its parent company studies the future of rechargeable vehicles. Charging equipment has been installed at the company's headquarters in Springfield and at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Hadley. A third location is planned for Pittsfield. WMECO President Peter Clarks says the company wants to better understand consumer charging patterns and preferences. He says soaring gasoline prices and efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions make it clear the electric vehicles are a key component of the future of transportation.
  • To Denmark, From Russia, With Lies (CRU's Tree Ring Circus)

    12/18/2009 4:32:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies · 1,698+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | December 18, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Global Warming: Russian analysts accuse Britain's Meteorological Office of cherry-picking Russian temperature data to "hide the decline" in global temperatures. Is Copenhagen rooted in a single tree in Siberia? Michael Mann, a Penn State meteorologist, wrote in Friday's Washington Post that "stolen" e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit still don't alter the evidence for climate change. Mann, a creator of the discredited hockey-stick graph used in reports from the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to show man-made warming, attacks climate skeptics, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, saying they "confuse the public." Chutzpah has been...
  • Skewed Science

    11/27/2009 3:41:57 AM PST · by browardchad · 30 replies · 1,553+ views
    National Post ^ | 11/26/08 | Phil Green
    ...Millions of measurements, global coverage, consistently rising temperatures, case closed: The Earth is warming.Except for one problem. CRUs average temperature data doesnt jive with that of Vincent Courtillot, a French geo-magneticist, director of the Institut de Physique du Globe in Paris, and a former scientific advisor to the French Cabinet. Last year he and three colleagues plotted an average temperature chart for Europe that shows a surprisingly different trend. Aside from a very cold spell in 1940, temperatures were flat for most of the 20th century, showing no warming while fossil fuel use grew. Then in 1987 they shot up...
  • Climategate: Progressive media comes to the rescue!

    11/26/2009 4:11:57 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 11 replies · 571+ views
    The headline on this Guardian article is pretty sanitized: "Climate change email hacking to be looked into by University of East Anglia" But you don't have to read very far to see that the media has zero interest in investigating the content of the emails. They want the leakers destroyed; as do the scientists.
  • HadleyCRU says leaked data is real (Global warming scam exposed!!!!!!!!!!)

    11/20/2009 5:47:57 AM PST · by milwguy · 77 replies · 2,799+ views ^ | 11/20/2009 | tbr
    The director of Britain's leading Climate Research Unit, Phil Jones, has told Investigate magazine's TGIF Edition tonight that his organization has been hacked, and the data flying all over the internet appears to be genuine. In an exclusive interview, Jones told TGIF, "It was a hacker. We were aware of this about three or four days ago that someone had hacked into our system and taken and copied loads of data files and emails." "Have you alerted police" "Not yet. We were not aware of what had been taken." Jones says he was first tipped off to the security breach...
  • Obama Is Reported Set to Revise Counterterrorism Efforts

    01/10/2009 10:53:13 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 55 replies · 2,139+ views
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 7, 2009 | Peter Baker
    The plan being discussed would eliminate the independent homeland security adviser’s office and assign those duties to the National Security Council to streamline sometimes overlapping functions. A deputy national security adviser would be charged with overseeing the effort to guard against terrorism and to respond to natural disasters. Mr. Bush's aides, including the national security adviser, Stephen J. Hadley, have privately urged Mr. Obama's advisers not to get rid of the separate homeland security office, warning that it would load too many responsibilities on the National Security Council and risk important matters' falling through the cracks.
  • Remarks by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley...

    01/10/2009 2:59:08 AM PST · by Cindy · 7 replies · 624+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.GOV NEWS ^ | January 7, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary January 7, 2009 Remarks by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley at the Center for Strategic and International Studies CSIS Washington, D.C. White House News National Security Council In Focus: National Security 10:40 A.M. EST MR. HADLEY: Thank you, John, very much for those kind words. I'm honored to be here at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. I thank you for the research you conduct, the analysis you provide, and the policy ideas that you develop. In less than two weeks, a new...
  • Statement by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley

    01/05/2009 5:47:32 PM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 537+ views News ^ | January 5, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary January 5, 2009 Statement by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley White House News In Focus: Africa Today, President Bush announced his approval of the airlift of equipment for the United Nations/African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). The President also authorized the waiver of the 15-day congressional notification requirements to allow the airlift assistance to proceed immediately, because failing to do so would pose a substantial risk to human health and welfare. The U.S. provision of airlift will deliver equipment and vehicles that are critical...
  • Not the time for a big high-level, three-way event [President Bush in the mideast]

    05/07/2008 5:46:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 67+ views
    IMRA ^ | 5--08
    Wednesday, May 7, 2008 "not seem the time for a big high-level, three-way event" Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley on the President's Trip to the Middle East "we think the bilateral negotiations are key. We can be encouraging those negotiations to go forward. A lot of it is better done, quite frankly, in private than in public. And this did not seem the time for a big high-level, three-way event with the President and the Prime Minister and President Abbas. For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary May 7, 2008 Press Briefing by National Security Advisor...
  • Olympic ceremony boycott a "cop out": White House (national security adviser Stephen Hadley)

    04/13/2008 10:01:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 83+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/13/08 | Randall Mikkelsen - ap
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A boycott of Olympic ceremonies by world leaders over China's crackdown in Tibet would be an evasion of responsibility and less effective than quiet diplomacy, the U.S. national security adviser said on Sunday. The remarks by White House adviser Stephen Hadley come as a challenge to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has said she will not attend the opening ceremony of this year's Beijing Olympics, and to those calling for President George W. Bush and other leaders to do the same. "I think unfortunately a lot of countries say 'well, if we say we are not going...
  • This Is the FBICan We Talk?

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 49 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas ODonnell didnt reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analysts wife. He says he didnt want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out ODonnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: What did I do? Im sure you didnt do anything, ODonnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissmans...
  • Dark Suspicions about the NIE

    12/04/2007 8:44:58 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 42 replies · 135+ views
    Commentary ^ | December 3, 2007 | Norman Podhoretz
    A new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), entitled Iran: Nuclear Intentions and Capabilities, has just dealt a serious blow to the argument some of us have been making that Iran is intent on building nuclear weapons and that neither diplomacy nor sanctions can prevent it from succeeding. Thus, this latest NIE judges with high confidence that in fall 2003 Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program; it judges with high confidence that the halt was directed primarily in response to increasing international scrutiny and pressure resulting from exposure of Irans previously undeclared nuclear work; it assesses with moderate confidence that Tehran had...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (with photos): 11-10-07

    11/10/2007 4:27:36 PM PST · by STARWISE · 76 replies · 177+ views
    A Day in the Life of President Bush (with photos): 11-10-07 Enjoy your visit to Sanity Island Transcript: 11-10-07 - President Bush and Chancellor Merkel of Germany Participate in a Joint Press Availability - Prairie Chapel Ranch - Crawford, Texas QUOTE(s) OF THE DAY "First on al Qaeda, we do share a common goal, and that is to eradicate al Qaeda. That goal obviously became paramount to the American people when al Qaeda killed 3,000 innocent souls on our soil. And since then, the United States of America, along with strong allies and friends, has been in pursuit of...
  • Hadley: Bush Will Not Accept Mission Change Offered by Warner, Lugar

    07/15/2007 8:22:06 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies · 623+ views
    Hadley: Bush Will Not Accept Mission Change Offered by Warner, Lugar Sunday , July 15, 2007 AP WASHINGTON The White House is rejecting as premature a plan by two senior Republican senators to restrict the mission of U.S. troops in Iraq President Bush's national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, said Sunday the administration has a "very orderly process" set out for reviewing whether its Iraq strategy is working and that should be allowed to play out. Asked in a broadcast interview whether Bush could live with the plan offered by Sens. John Warner of Virginia and Richard Lugar of Indiana,...
  • 'Scouting' the Hill on Iraq

    07/08/2007 9:51:45 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 6 replies · 555+ views
    WA Post ^ | July 9, 2007 | Robert D. Novak
    National security adviser Stephen J. Hadley visited Capitol Hill just before Congress adjourned for the Fourth of July. Meetings with a half-dozen senior Republican senators were clearly intended to extinguish fires set by Sen. Richard Lugar's unexpected break from President Bush's Iraq policy. They failed. Hadley called his expedition a "scouting trip," leading one senator to ask what he was seeking. It was not advice on how to escape from Iraq. Instead, Hadley appeared interested in how previous supporters of Bush's course had drifted away. In the process, though, he planted seeds of concern. Some senators were left with the...
  • 3 Generals Spurn the Position of War 'Czar' - Bush Seeks Overseer For Iraq, Afghanistan

    04/10/2007 10:43:44 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 84 replies · 2,257+ views
    The Washington Post (excerpt) ^ | April 11, 2007 | Peter Baker and Thomas E. Ricks
    Excerpt - The White House wants to appoint a high-powered czar to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with authority to issue directions to the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies, but it has had trouble finding anyone able and willing to take the job, according to people close to the situation. At least three retired four-star generals approached by the White House in recent weeks have declined to be considered for the position, the sources said, underscoring the administration's difficulty in enlisting its top recruits to join the team after five years of warfare that have taxed...
  • Hadley: Iran, Syria In Iraq 'unacceptable'

    01/14/2007 12:22:41 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 11 replies · 557+ views
    Playfuls ^ | Jan. 13, 2007 | UPI
    National security adviser Stephen Hadley says U.S. President Bush has made it clear that Iranian or Syrian support of Iraqi insurgents is "unacceptable." Hadley appeared Sunday on ABC News' "This Week with George Stephanopolous." "We know that there are jihadists moving from Syria into Iraq," Hadley said. " ... We know also that Iran is supplying elements in Iraq that are attacking Iraqis and attacking our forces." Also appearing on the program, Rep. John Murtha, D-Pa., chairman of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee and an Iraq policy critic, said Democrats will do what they can to change the "direction of this...
  • Bush aide: 'We have not failed in Iraq'

    12/03/2006 4:16:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 654+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/3/06 | Ben Feller - ap
    WASHINGTON - While President Bush acknowledges the need for major changes in Iraq, he will not use this week's Iraq Study Group report as political cover for bringing troops home, his national security adviser said Sunday. "We have not failed in Iraq," Stephen Hadley said as he made the talk show rounds. "We will fail in Iraq if we pull out our troops before we're in a position to help the Iraqis succeed." But he added: "The president understands that we need to have a way forward in Iraq that is more successful." The White House readied for an important...
  • BBC: Bush presents firm front on Iraq ~ a disarmingly relaxed President Bush fields questions .....

    11/30/2006 2:36:59 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 26 replies · 1,259+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, 30 November 2006, 13:45 GMT | Jon Leyne BBC News, Amman
    Bush presents firm front on Iraq By Jon Leyne BBC News, Amman It was billed as a crisis meeting at a crucial time in Iraq's history - although you would never have guessed, watching a disarmingly relaxed President Bush field questions afterwards. Mr Bush rubbished rumours of a loss of confidence in Mr Maliki There was certainly no hint that his project to spread democracy across the Middle East was in the tiniest bit of trouble. "There are reports from Washington that we are looking for a graceful exit," said Mr Bush. "But we will stay until the job...
  • Rumsfeld, Ashcroft received warning of al Qaida attack before 9/11

    10/03/2006 1:05:47 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 35 replies · 1,369+ views
    McClatchy Newspapers (excerpt) ^ | October 2, 2006 | JONATHAN S. LANDAY, WARREN P. STROBEL and JOHN WALCOTT
    Excerpt - WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and former Attorney General John Ashcroft received the same CIA briefing about an imminent al-Qaida strike on an American target that was given to the White House two months before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The State Department's disclosure Monday that the pair was briefed within a week after then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice was told about the threat on July 10, 2001, raised new questions about what the Bush administration did in response, and about why so many officials have claimed they never received or don't remember the warning. One...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 9/16 - 9/17/06 (not the live thread)

    09/16/2006 6:48:16 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 46 replies · 2,237+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 9/16/06 | Network and Cable News
    Preview and Analysis of the Weekend Talk Shows for 9/16 & 9/17/06The President is up dramatically in the polls. Unemployment is down, inflation is under control, growth is continuing at a robust but sustainable rate and gas prices are falling dramatically. So what's the topic this week? Yep. George Bush and the Republicans are in trouble. Read on.Meet the Press continues their Senate debate series with Virginia's Republican Senator George Allen and his Democrat challenger former Reagan Secretary of the Navy James Webb. When they set this up for this week I think they were planning on "macaca" being the...
  • Weekend Show *Preview* for 8/5 - 8/6/06 (not the live thread)

    08/05/2006 9:02:34 AM PDT · by Phsstpok · 27 replies · 1,539+ views
    Network and Cable News Networks | 8/5/06 | Network and Cable News
    Weekend Talk Show Preview - Analysis for August 5th and 6th, 2006On the Sunday shows I'm probably most interested in Fox News Sunday's line up. I want to hear Newt and Biden, mostly to see if they've changed their act for their second appearance together in three weeks. What is this, a do over or the beginning of a traveling show? Actually, that might have some interest. Maybe they're auditioning to get their own show if this whole presidential thing doesn't work out. Hadley made news on Iraq this week by saying that this is mostly sectarian violence now, instead...
  • Adversary of Goss takes CIA No. 2 post

    08/01/2006 3:30:24 AM PDT · by Paul Ross · 9 replies · 508+ views
    The Washington Tomes ^ | July 31, 2006 | Bill Gertz
    A veteran CIA operations official who clashed with former agency Director Porter J. Goss was formally named the deputy CIA director yesterday, raising concerns among critics who say he will hamper reform at the agency. Stephen R. Kappes, who is well-liked among CIA rank and file but who is viewed as someone supporting the status quo at the embattled agency, began work yesterday in his new role, a CIA statement said.
  • White House: President not to make military decisions for Israel, trying to exercise restraint

    07/16/2006 9:18:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 448+ views
    IMRA ^ | 7-16-06
    White House: The President is not going to make military decisions for Israel For Immediate Release Office of the White House Press Secretary July 14, 2006 Press Gaggle by Tony Snow Strelna, Russia 5:47 P.M. (L) MR. SNOW: ...the President ...was pleased by a statement -- I don't know if you've seen it -- that came out yesterday by the Saudis that, among other things, pointed out that Hezbollah, acting independent of a government, had behaved in a manner that I will paraphrase as irresponsible. I would direct you to the Saudi statement because I'm sure I don't...
  • Finally

    03/13/2006 6:45:48 PM PST · by Jewels1091 · 9 replies · 786+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 03/13/2006 | by Stephen F. Hayes
    The Bush administration has decided to release most of the documents captured in post-war Afghanistan and Iraq. The details of the document release are still being worked out, according to officials with knowledge of the discussions. Those details are critical. At issue are things like the timeframe for releasing the documents, the mechanism for scrubbing documents for sensitive information, and most important, the criteria for withholding documents from the public. But some of the captured files should be available to the public and journalists within weeks if not days. President George W. Bush has made clear in recent weeks his...
  • House Looks to Adopt Senate Torture Ban

    12/07/2005 12:25:06 AM PST · by FairOpinion · 48 replies · 791+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Dec. 7, 2005 | AP
    A ban on cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of foreign terrorism suspects is likely to be included mostly, if not entirely, in a final defense bill, a key House Republican said Tuesday. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, who is leading negotiations to iron out differences between the House and Senate versions of the measure, said if the ban or another provision limiting interrogation techniques U.S. troops can use are changed, they won't be drastically watered down. The White House opposes the provisions and has threatened to veto any bill containing them. But President Bush's national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, has...
  • Why Woodward's Source Came Clean

    11/18/2005 1:58:52 PM PST · by YaYa123 · 76 replies · 3,842+ views ^ | Friday, Nov 18, 2005 | Viveca Novak
    As reporters keep scrambling to find out who told Bob Woodward about Joe Wilsons wife, Woodward himself has told TIME about a related mystery: what made the source finally come forward. When the Washington Post reporter went public with his involvement in the CIA leak case earlier this week, he failed to explain why his source waited silently for two years before coming clean to special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald. In an interview today, Woodward described the sequence of conversations with his source and Post executive editor Leonard Downie, Jr. that led to the latest twist in Fitzgeralds investigation into the...
  • Security adviser [Hadley] named as source in CIA scandal

    11/19/2005 10:15:55 PM PST · by Lorianne · 196 replies · 10,363+ views
    Times Online ^ | November 20, 2005 | Michael Smilth and Sarah Boxer
    THE mysterious source who gave Americas foremost journalist, Bob Woodward, a tip-off about the CIA agent at the centre of one of Washingtons biggest political storms was Stephen Hadley, the White House national security adviser, according to lawyers close to the investigation. Woodward, the Washington Post reporter who broke the Watergate scandal that forced President Richard Nixon out of office, has refused publicly to divulge the name of his informant without permission, which has thus far been withheld. A spokeswoman for the National Security Council (NSC) denied that Hadley was the journalists source. However, in South Korea on Friday during...
  • Hadley Sly on Whether He's a CIA Leak Source

    11/18/2005 7:37:11 AM PST · by SmithL · 18 replies · 937+ views
    AP ^ | 11/18/5
    BUSAN, South KoreaNational Security Adviser won't say if he was the source who told Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward that Bush administration critic Joseph Wilson's wife worked for the CIA. But Hadley volunteered on Friday that some administration officials say he's not the leaker. Accompanying President Bush at a summit here, Hadley was asked at a news briefing whether he was Woodward's source. Referring to news accounts about the case, Hadley said with a smile, "I've also seen press reports from White House officials saying that I am not one of his sources." He said he would not comment further...
  • Bush Didn't Mislead on War, Adviser Says (Hadley Hits Back)

    11/13/2005 10:54:42 PM PST · by indianrightwinger · 6 replies · 1,093+ views
    Bush Didn't Mislead on War, Adviser Says By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL, Associated Press Writer Sun Nov 13,10:16 PM ET WASHINGTON - While admitting "we were wrong" about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, President Bush's national security adviser on Sunday rejected assertions that the president manipulated intelligence and misled the American people. ADVERTISEMENT Bush relied on the collective judgment of the intelligence community when he determined that Iraq's Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, national security adviser Stephen Hadley said. "Turns out, we were wrong," Hadley told "Late Edition" on CNN. "But I think the point that needs to be...
  • The Spies Who Pushed For War

    07/17/2003 5:34:31 AM PDT · by Brian S · 7 replies · 585+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 07-17-03
    Thursday July 17, 2003 The Guardian As the CIA director, George Tenet, arrived at the Senate yesterday to give secret testimony on the Niger uranium affair, it was becoming increasingly clear in Washington that the scandal was only a small, well-documented symptom of a complete breakdown in US intelligence that helped steer America into war. It represents the Bush administration's second catastrophic intelligence failure. But the CIA and FBI's inability to prevent the September 11 attacks was largely due to internal institutional weaknesses. This time the implications are far more damaging for the White House, which stands accused of politicising...
  • Inside Able Danger The Secret Birth and Untimely Death of a U.S. Military Intelligence Program

    09/02/2005 7:10:43 AM PDT · by mal · 17 replies · 1,186+ views
    In a wide-ranging exclusive interview with GSN on August 23, Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, the military intelligence operative who collaborated with Rep. Curt Weldon (R-PA) to draw worldwide attention to the Able Danger intelligence unit, described Able Dangers origins, explained how it tracked terrorists as they visited individual mosques around the world, discussed the CIAs refusal to cooperate with the program, acknowledged the supporting technical role played by the Raytheon Company, and described Able Dangers ultimate demise.
  • WSJ: A Bolton Response - NSC Adviser Hadley as the 4th option for Bush

    06/22/2005 5:21:15 AM PDT · by OESY · 14 replies · 1,051+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 22, 2005 | Editorial
    Democrats seem determined to filibuster John Bolton's nomination to be U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., embarrassing President Bush and sending a message that any public official who declines to kowtow to the permanent bureaucracy will be punished. Mr. Bush now has to decide how to respond in a way that shows he's not a lame duck. The easiest response would be to make a recess appointment, which would send Mr. Bolton to Turtle Bay for the duration of this Congress, roughly 18 months. But this would allow Democrats to claim that they've wounded Mr. Bolton and embolden U.N. officials to...
  • Russian and U.S. Views of History Differ Hadley

    05/11/2005 12:53:14 PM PDT · by lizol · 8 replies · 363+ views
    Moscow News ^ | 11.05.2005
    Russian and U.S. Views of History Differ Hadley Just ahead of U.S. President George Bushs European tour for Victory Day celebrations, Russias Profil magazine interviewed National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley on the significance of Bushs visit to the Baltic states and to Russia to watch the Victory Day parade on Red Square. Then, on May 9, Hadley gave a press briefing in Moscow where he talked about the results of the meeting between the two leaders. The following interview begins with comments Hadley gave to Profil magazine. Why did President Bush combine his Moscow visit with visits to two...
  • Changes Made to National Security Staff (Elliott Abrams appointed adviser for global democracy)

    02/02/2005 9:51:03 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 538+ views
    Associated Press | February 3, 2005
    WASHINGTON - Elliott Abrams, a special assistant to the president and an assistant secretary of state in the Reagan administration, has been appointed deputy national security adviser with a focus on promoting global democracy and human rights. President Bush's national security adviser, Stephen Hadley, also announced Wednesday that Faryar Shirzad will continue to serve in an expanded role as deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs. Abrams, who becomes national security adviser for global democracy strategy, will continue work on Israeli-Palestinian affairs in concert with Hadley and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Abrams has served as special assistant...
  • As Nuclear Secrets Emerge in Khan Inquiry, More Are Suspected

    12/26/2004 5:27:25 AM PST · by Arjun · 17 replies · 1,471+ views
    When experts from the US and the IAEA came upon blueprints for a 10-kiloton atomic bomb in the files of the Libyan weapons program earlier this year, they found themselves caught between gravity and pettiness. The discovery gave the experts a new appreciation of the audacity of the rogue nuclear network led by A. Q. Khan, a chief architect of Pakistan's bomb. Intelligence officials had watched Dr. Khan for years and suspected that he was trafficking in machinery for enriching uranium to make fuel for warheads. But the detailed design represented a new level of danger, particularly since the Libyans...
  • The New Order of Battle

    11/18/2004 6:18:50 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 9 replies · 1,023+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | November 22, 2004 | Tom Donnelly
    What the cabinet shake-up means for Bush's continuing war efforts. WITH THE NOMINATIONS of Condoleezza Rice as secretary of State and Stephen Hadley to replace her as National Security adviser, the shape of the supreme command of Bush II is pretty clear: Rumsfeld is staying; Bush II will be like Bush I, only more so.It's not that the neocon cabal is preparing for the next invasion or that the "hardliners have won." In some sense, the hardliners "won" in the moment of the president's immediate reaction to the September 11 attacks. And the true neocons remain largely outside the...
  • Blood in the Potomac

    11/17/2004 8:26:01 AM PST · by CDB · 70 replies · 2,341+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17 2004 | Tony Blankley
    With the nominations of Condoleezza Rice at State, Porter Goss at CIA, Donald Rumsfeld (or an equally tough replacement) at Defense and Stephen Hadley at NSC, the president has created an all-Patton foreign and defense team. Moreover, he has a team that understands that among the necessary targets of their firepower must be, not only our foreign enemies, but also the slouching, sly, insubordinate bureaucrats under their chain of command.
  • Analysis: Israel pleased with Rice-Hadley team

    11/16/2004 4:23:02 PM PST · by rang1995 · 1 replies · 400+ views
    jerusalem post ^ | 11/17/04 | Herb Keinon
    Analysis: Israel pleased with Rice-Hadley team -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Herb Keinon, THE JERUSALEM POST Nov. 17, 2004 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Senior diplomats in Jerusalem strained to contain their pleasure Tuesday at US President George W. Bush's appointment of Condoleezza Rice as secretary of state and Steven Hadley as national security adviser, replacing Rice. Both, as one official put it in diplomatic understatement, are "positively predisposed toward Israel." Or, as another said, "they are both our good friends." It's not as if Secretary of State Colin Powell was not similarly "positively predisposed" or a friend of Israel. But while Israel often felt that Powell was...
  • Senior Bush aides meet to weigh sidelining France for Iraq war stance

    04/22/2003 11:07:43 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 214+ views
    Agence France-Presse | April 22, 2003
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - Senior aides to US President George W. Bush met this week to consider ways to punish France for its opposition to the war on Iraq, including sidelining Paris at NATO and limiting its participation in transatlantic forums, officials said Tuesday. Participants in the meeting, held Monday at the White House after a similar gathering last week was postponed, did not arrive at any decisions but are expected to gather again, possibly next week, in an effort to reach consensus, the officials said. The officials, speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity, said Vice President Dick Cheney's...