November 19, 2010

Why Is Robert Gates Not Threatening Iran?

Washington Post, Washington Post

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President George W. Bush said the same thing; in fact, there is broad agreement among American policymakers that the threat of force must be part of the mix of pressures and incentives aimed at Tehran. So why does Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates keep undercutting the message?

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