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Леон Панетта
29 июля, 00:53

Can John Kelly Stop the Chaos Inside Trump's West Wing?

President Trump replaced his chief of staff, Reince Priebus, with the current secretary of Homeland Security, a retired Marine general.

26 июля, 03:55

Trump Ends the CIA Syria Pipeline: An Admission of Failure

Daniel R. DePetris Security, Middle East And Russia is willing to expend far more men, money and military assets to keep the government in Damascus going. Last month, after meeting with CIA Director Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump decided to phase out the covert, CIA-run program that funneled small weapons and ammunition to moderate Syrian opposition elements trying to overthrow the Assad regime. An administration official speaking to the Washington Post on condition of anonymity called the cut off “a momentous decision,” before bluntly concluding that “Putin won in Syria.” The order will presumably be opposed by congressional hawks like Sen. John McCain, Sen. Lindsey Graham and House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan, all of whom have been vocal proponents of Bashar al-Assad’s forceful overthrow ever since Assad unleashed his army and intelligence service to quash an anti-government uprising in March 2011. Indeed, at one point in time, the official U.S. policy in Syria was to not only call for Assad’s resignation in multiple multilateral forums, but to actually provide the military assistance that Assad’s opponents would need to achieve that objective. The strategy was straightforward: push back government forces, carve out territory in Syria outside of the regime’s control, and thereby create an alternative for a significant segment of the Syrian people who were clamoring for a new political reality. Former CIA Director David Petraeus, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey lobbied for this program as far back as the summer of 2012, which is when Syrian troops were literally deserting the security forces in droves. Read full article

16 июля, 14:29

What Politicos Are Reading This Summer

Recommendations from 20 of the most interesting people we know.

14 июля, 19:36

What’s Broken—and What’s Still Working—in American Politics

One thing is unsurprising, one is heartening, and one is singularly depressing.

07 июля, 21:52

«Мягкая цензура»: как Пентагон, ЦРУ и АНБ причесывают сценарии телепроектов и кинолент в Голливуде

Федеральное агентство новостей представляет перевод статьи Documents Expose How Hollywood Promotes War on Behalf of the Pentagon, CIA and NSA («Документы показывают, как Голливуд освещает войну при поддержке Пентагона, ЦРУ и АНБ»), опубликованной изданием Global Research.

06 июля, 09:03

Международные преступники в правительстве США

Более 30-ти высших руководителей США, включая президентов Дж.У.Буш и Обаму, являются виновниками военных преступлений и преступлений против мира и человечности «юридически равным совершённым бывшим нацистским режимом Германии», обвиняет выдающийся американский специалист по международному праву Фрэнсис Бойл.

30 июня, 07:00

Хакеры атаковали Украину инструментами, разработанными АНБ США - NYT

Издание пишет, что американское кибероружие попало в плохие руки.

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27 июня, 22:23

Экс-шеф ЦРУ: утечки из Белого дома - результат беспечности функционеров

Леон Панетта также отметил, что обеспокоен чрезмерностью утечек разведывательной информации

27 июня, 22:19

Леон Панетта: Утечки секретов в прессу - результат беспечности чиновников правительства США

Бесконечные утечки конфиденциальной информации в американские СМИ являются результатом беспечности должностных лиц правительства США, которые ставят под угрозу источники спецслужб США. С таким предупреждением выступил во вторник в интервью телеканалу "Фокс ньюс" бывший шеф Пентагона (2009-2011

23 июня, 12:30

Why Reince Priebus Can’t Save His Job

Unless Donald Trump actually empowers his chief of staff, there is little he can do to get the administration back on course—or avoid getting the boot.

11 июня, 14:21

Palantir goes from Pentagon outsider to Mattis' inner circle

At least three members of the Defense secretary's inner circle worked, lobbied or consulted for the Silicon Valley company.

07 июня, 13:37

The Man Behind Trump's Religious-Freedom Agenda for Health Care

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Roger Severino, the devout, conservative head of civil-rights enforcement at HHS, shows the power of behind-the-scenes figures in a dysfunctional Washington.

17 мая, 08:00

Программа ПРО США сегодня

26 апреля 2017 года на брифинге на VI Московской международной конференции по безопасности первый заместитель начальника Главного оперативного управления Генерального штаба Вооруженных сил Российской Федерации генерал-лейтенант Виктор Познихир заявил, что наращивание потенциала ПРО США нарушает сложившийся паритет стратегических вооружений. Российский Генштаб тревожит то обстоятельство, что развернутые в Европе американские системы ПРО располагают средствами отслеживания пусков […]

04 мая, 15:52

Will President Trump Learn on the Job?

Donald Trump’s first 100 days as U.S. president are over. On 10 things he promised to achieve in that span that required legislation to enact, he came up empty, despite Republicans controlling both houses of Congress. His only unqualified achievement has been the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court, something that is likely to leave a lasting legacy but that could have and would have been done by any Republican president. During the first 100 days, traditionally a honeymoon period for a new president, Trump’s approval ratings have been the lowest of all presidents for whom we have data. The question now is whether this opening act tells us anything about how Trump will handle the office of president for the rest of his term. Any conclusions we might draw should be very tentative. Many have pointed out that Bill Clinton’s first 100 days were widely viewed as a struggle, before he righted the ship and went on to become a two-term president. But fewer have recalled that Clinton’s rebound was aided by his appointment of Leon Panetta, a former congressman and director of the Office of Management and Budget, as his chief of staff two years into his term. It was Panetta, who had been critical of the new president’s (ultimately failed) approach to health care reform, who eliminated much of the chaos that had hindered the Clinton administration’s early performance. There’s certainly the possibility that Trump could make a similar move, although it’s hard to imagine who a willing Panetta equivalent would be, since Trump’s inner circle seems to be primarily made up of political neophytes and family members. Trump would have to identify and recruit a Republican whose opinion he trusted and respected enough to defer to and who was a clever enough political manager to overcome the factionalism of the Trump White House. This doesn’t mean that improvement is impossible. Even in its first 100 days Trump’s White House has improved somewhat, with the replacement of Michael Flynn by the supremely capable H.R. McMaster and the apparent marginalization of Steve Bannon. In the end, however, the White House revolves around the president. In the absence of a chief of staff powerful enough to make up for the president’s weaknesses (the classic examples are James Baker and Howard Baker in the Reagan administration), the strengths and weaknesses of the president will play a major role in determining the performance and behavior of a White House. Since it’s unlikely that President Trump will hire a sufficiently capable outsider to fill that role, how likely is it that he himself will change? Not very, in my view. First, while it’s possible that Trump’s behavior might evolve, it’s unlikely, particularly because, at 70, Trump is the oldest president ever elected. To put that in perspective, he’s 24 years older than Clinton was when he was elected. It’s a sensitive subject, but political psychologist Jerrold Post and neurological surgeon and historian Bert Park have shown that as leaders age, rather than mellowing out, they become more extreme versions of themselves, almost becoming caricatures. There are some neurological benefits to an older brain, up to about age 70, but adaptability is not one of them. Second, Trump’s behavior in the first 100 days fits a clear and repeated pattern from his business career: seeking short-term personal wins (particularly wins that garner him significant publicity) at the expense of much larger, long-term collective losses. Trump’s Taj Mahal casino, for example, raised his public profile enormously but filed for bankruptcy only about a year after it opened. Trump Airlines, similarly, was a front-page splash that turned into an economic disaster within three years. Trump’s involvement in the upstart United States Football League, and his lawsuit against the incumbent National Football League, kept him in the headlines, but ended in the dissolution of the USFL. Trump Mortgage, Trump Steaks, and Trump University all may have gained him some short-term cash flow, but it came at the expense of degrading his brand or leaving him open to lawsuits for fraud. In essence many, even most, of Trump’s businesses fit the pattern of failures following fanfare, with the cycle eventually beginning again when Trump announces a new venture targeted at a new set of customers. If Trump’s first 100 days departed from this pattern, we might expect change, in the form of a regression to the mean, in the future. Instead, his first 100 days conform to and confirm it: attention-grabbing headlines (saying he’ll label China a currency manipulator, pull out of NAFTA, shut down the government if Congress doesn’t fund a border wall, and pass a health care bill that’s both cheaper and better than the Affordable Care Act), followed by failure to follow through (none of these things have actually happened). Even short-term wins, such as favorable media coverage after his military strike in Syria, have remained short-term wins; any larger policy or strategic goals they are a part of remain unclear. The final reason I don’t expect Trump to change is simply that change takes a lot of work. From things Trump has said, such as that he thought the presidency “would be easier” than it’s turned out to be, I don’t expect him to put in the effort it would take to significantly change his approach. And more fundamentally, he doesn’t seem to see a need to change. He has called his first 100 days “just about the most successful in our country’s history,” filled with a “long list of achievements.” So, if you like what you’ve seen so far, you’re in luck. If not, brace yourself for about 1,300 more days of the same.

26 апреля, 23:49

LEON PANETTA: Don’t Rule Out Sanctions on China to Rein in North Korea….

LEON PANETTA: Don’t Rule Out Sanctions on China to Rein in North Korea.

16 апреля, 02:20

КНДР провела неудачный запуск ракеты

Пхеньян предпринял попытку осуществить запуск ракеты неустановленного типа, однако испытания провалились, сообщает Ренхап. По сообщениям южнокорейских СМИ, КНДР произвела запуск ракеты в уезде Синпхо провинции Хамген-Намдо. Эксперты оценили этот запуск как неудачный. Тип ракеты уточняется, заявил объединенный комитет начальников штабов вооруженных сил Южной Кореи, передает РИА «Новости». Новый запуск ракеты КНДР прошел на фоне обострения ситуации на Корейском полуострове. Власти КНДР ранее несколько раз заявили, что готовы ответить на провокации со стороны США ядерным ударом, под который также могут попасть Япония и Южная Корея. США отправили к берегам КНДР ударную группу во главе с авианосцем «Карл Винсон», а также ракетный эсминец «Стетхем». При этом, по данным источников в Белом доме, Вашингтон не намерен решать проблему КНДР военным путем, а планирует усилить дипломатическое давление и заручиться поддержкой Китая. Экс-глава Пентагона Леон Панетта в этой связи призвал президента США Дональда Трампа быть осторожным и не делать резких заявлений, чтобы не провоцировать Пхеньян на возможное применение ядерного оружия.

15 апреля, 14:40

Tillerson's stock rises in the White House

The CEO-turned-diplomat has quietly emerged as Trump's favorite Cabinet secretary, booking more meetings with the boss than any of the others.

15 апреля, 09:33

В КНДР пообещали ответить ядерным ударом на атомную атаку США

Есть объяснение тому, почему президенты США в прошлом не "спускали курок" в отношении Северной Кореи, 20 миллионов человек в Сеуле станут целью удара, существует вероятность ядерной войны, которая бы стоила миллионов человеческих жизней. Поэтому я считаю, что мы должны быть более осторожны. Слова со стороны администрации создают еще более высокое напряжение в условиях имеющих место провокаций.

15 апреля, 07:34

Экс-глава Пентагона: удар США по КНДР может привести к ядерной войне

Бывший руководитель американского военного ведомства Леон Панетта призвал властей к осторожности

15 апреля, 07:14

Экс-глава Пентагона предостерег США от ядерной войны с КНДР

Экс-глава Пентагона Леон Панетта предостерег президента США Дональда Трампа от опрометчивых действий в отношении КНДР, поскольку между странами нависла угроза ядерной войны, которая будет стоить миллионов человеческих жизней.