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The US military is exploring a plan to deploy 120,000 troops to the Middle East, Iran
"The latest blueprint is an updated version of a destabilizing cyberwarfare operation called 'Nitro Zeus,' which would target Iran's power grid and military." [NY Yella Cake]
White House reviews military plans against Iran: New York Times, illustrated
The top U.S. defense official has presented an updated military plan to President Donald Trump's administration that envisions sending up to 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, the New York Times reported on Monday.

Citing unnamed administration officials, the [NY] Times said Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented the plan at a meeting of Trump's top security aides on Thursday.
The [NY] Times said among those attending the Thursday meeting were Trump's national security adviser John Bolton, CIA Director Gina Haspel, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford.

very dictatorial

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue May 14th, 2019 at 03:47:15 PM EST
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Project for a New American Century Part II.

Because Part I went so well

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Tue May 14th, 2019 at 04:41:48 PM EST
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Congressional leaders get classified briefing on Iran
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a member of the Gang of Eight, said briefings are necessary because informing leaders "is no substitute for the full membership of the Congress." She said a failure to inform Congress is "part of a pattern" for the Trump administration "that is not right" because the power to declare war resides with the Congress.

"So I hope that the president's advisers recognize that they have no authorization to go forward in any way" against Iran, Pelosi said.

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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu May 16th, 2019 at 10:06:33 PM EST
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