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U.S. Military Leaders Support Iran Deal

Scores of high-level American military leaders support the Iran deal.  For example, the following 35 military officials – from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps – signed a letter urging support for the deal:

  • General James “Hoss” Cartwright, U.S. Marine Corps
  • General Joseph P. Hoar, U.S. Marine Corps
  • General Merrill “Tony” McPeak, U.S. Air Force
  • General Lloyd W. “Fig” Newton, US. Air Force
  • Lieutenant General Robert G. Gard, Jr., U.S. Army
  • Lieutenant General Arlen D. Jameson, U.S. Air Force
  • Lieutenant General Frank Kearney, U.S. Army
  • Lieutenant General Claudia J. Kennedy, U.S. Army
  • Lieutenant General Donald L. Kerrick, U.S. Army
  • Lieutenant General Charles P. Otstott, U.S. Army
  • Lieutenant General Norman R. Seip, U.S. Air Force
  • Lieutenant General James M. Thompson, U.S. Army
  • Vice Admiral Kevin P. Green, U.S. Navy
  • Vice Admiral Lee F. Gunn, US. Navy
  • Major General George Buskirk, US Army
  • Major General Paul D. Eaton, U.S. Army
  • Major General Marcelite J. Harris, U.S. Air Force
  • Major General Frederick H. Lawson, U.S. Army Major General William L. Nash, U.S. Army
  • Major General Tony Taguba, U.S. Army
  • Rear Admiral John Hutson, U.S. Navy
  • Rear Admiral Malcolm MacKinnon HI, US. Navy
  • Rear Admiral Edward “Sonny” Masco, U.S. Navy
  • Rear Admiral Joseph Sestak, U.S. Navy
  • Rear Admiral Garland “Gar” P. Wright, US. Navy
  • Brigadier General John Adams, US. Air Force
  • Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, U.S. Marine Corps
  • Brigadier General Patricia “Pat” Foote, U.S. Army
  • Brigadier General Lawrence E. Gillespie, U.S. Army
  • Brigadier General John Johns, U.S. Army
  • Brigadier General David McGinnis, U.S. Army
  • Brigadier General Stephen Xenakis, U.S. Army
  • Rear Admiral James Arden “Jamie” Barnett, Jr., U.S. Navy
  • Rear Admiral Jay A. DeLoach, U.S. Navy
  • Rear Admiral Harold L. Robinson, U.S. Navy
  • Rear Admiral Alan Steinman, U.S. Coast Guard

General Martin Dempsey – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff – agrees.

So does Admiral Cecil E.D. Haney, U.S. Navy, who is commander of the U.S. Strategic Command.

And Admiral Eric Olson, U.S. Navy, who was Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command.

So do:

  • Secretary of Defense William Perry
  • National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski
  • National Security Advisor General Brent Scowcroft
  • National Security Advisor Samuel Berger
  • Secretary of State Madeline Albright
  • Assistant Secretary of Defense and Chairman National Intelligence Council Joseph Nye
  • Director for Iran, National Security Council and Deputy Coordinator for Sanctions Policy at the Department of State Richard Nephew
  • National Security Council Member for Iran and the Persian Gulf Gary Sick
  • Numerous additional high-level American defense, intelligence and diplomatic officials

Scores of top Israeli generals and intelligence chiefs endorse the deal as well.

So do 340 U.S. rabbis from across the political spectrum. And the majority of American Jews. And see this.


Category: Think Tank, War/Defense

Category: Regulation, Think Tank

Fed (Kansas City): Credit Scoring and Loan Default

Category: Think Tank

Around the World in 8,379 Foreign Entities

Around the World in 8,379 Foreign Entities Preston Mui and Friederike Niepmann Liberty Street Economics, August 2015       The largest U.S. financial institutions conduct business around the world, maintaining a strong presence through branches and subsidiaries in foreign countries. This blog post highlights trends in their foreign ownership over the past twenty-five years, complementing recent…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Think Tank

IMF: Systemic Risk: A New Trade-off for Monetary Policy?

Category: Regulation, Think Tank

Category: Consumer Spending, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank

Top 10 Trump Rules

1. Money changes everything. If Donald Trump were poor, he’d have no traction. He gets attention, and in many cases a pass, because he’s a billionaire. That’s the nation we live in, one in which the rich have the power and the poor believe the loaded are better than they are. Or, that they too…Read More

Category: Politics, Rules, Think Tank

Macroprudential policy – from Tiberius to Crockett and beyond

Macroprudential policy – from Tiberius to Crockett and beyond Speech by Sir Jon Cunliffe Deputy Governor for Financial Stability of the Bank of England, TheCityUK, London 28 July 2015       Historians still argue about the exact causes of the financial crash of AD 33 that rocked the Roman Empire. The commentators of the day…Read More

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Regulation, Think Tank

Monetary Policy Normalization in the United States

Category: Bailouts, Federal Reserve, Think Tank

Will Donald Trump Crack-up the Republican/Tea Party Alliance?

In an interview some years ago, I described the conservative and libertarian movements as all chiefs and no Indians. By this I meant that these movements, as they existed historically, were mostly just a tiny group of intellectuals writing for small circulation magazines and journals, without much of a public following. To be sure, a…Read More

Category: Philosophy, Politics, Think Tank