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Pentagon: 'Iran ships to US waters?' -- No big deal

Pentagon: 'Iran ships to US waters?' -- No big deal

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Iran announced Saturday that Iranian naval ships are en route to America's maritime borders to protest against the U.S. naval presence in the Persian Gulf.
JC Finley

Shiite, Sunni rifts problematic for Iraq

BAGHDAD, April 19 (UPI) -- Healing the rift between Shiite and Sunni communities in Iraq is important for the country's post-war recovery, a former U.S. defense official said.
Politics 2013: Obama's SOTU address to touch on immigration, economy, growth and guns

Politics 2013: Obama's SOTU address to touch on immigration, economy, growth and guns

A look back gives insight into what President Obama will highlight Tuesday during his first State of the Union address of his second term.

Iran boosts air defenses, but holes remain

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Iran's been showing off a new air-defense system designed to counter U.S., and Israeli, airstrikes.

U.S. Patriot deal to boost Kuwait defenses

KUWAIT CITY, July 27 (UPI) -- U.S. plans to sell Kuwait 60 Raytheon Patriot PAC-3 air-defense missiles for $4.2 billion is part of a major effort to boost the military capabilities of Washington's Persian Gulf allies confronting Iran,

Analysts: Wave of attacks in Iraq planned

BAGHDAD, July 24 (UPI) -- A series of attacks in more than 15 cities and towns across Iraq killed at least 110 people and wounded hundreds more, officials said.

Iran to use mines, missiles to shut Hormuz

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 3 (UPI) -- Iranian lawmakers call for closing the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid a sharpening confrontation in the Persian Gulf while Revolutionary Guards display their missile might against a mock U.S. base during desert exercises.
Commentary: Found and lost?

Commentary: Found and lost?

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Vietnam syndrome is ticking and Washington’s Afghan mojo is sputtering.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Making civil-military operations work in Afghanistan

HELSINKI, Finland, April 16 (UPI) -- In a recent commentary, "Afghanistan and Obama Transparency, Credibility and a Long War," Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies noted that both the current and the previous administrations failed to address the war effort's most critical aspect of strategic communications.
LAWRENCE SELLIN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Study says Israel didn't violate war laws

JERUSALEM, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Israel didn't violate the laws of war and made impressive improvements in its fighting capability in the recent Hamas clash in Gaza, a U.S. study says.

Commentary: Losing Afghanistan?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Is NATO losing the Afghan war? A new report by CSIS strategic guru Anthony Cordesman says yes.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Post-surge Iraq faces many challenges

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Major military and political issues remain unresolved as the strategy in Iraq moves beyond the counterinsurgency campaign, analysts said Tuesday.

Mehdi Army still poses threat

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Despite Iraqi military success against the Medhi Army, political wrangling may escalate to renewed violence should Sadrists feel eschewed, a noted scholar says.

Sistani quietly opposing U.S. presence

WASHINGTON, June 21 (UPI) -- Despite careful rhetoric from the revered Iraqi Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah al-Sistani, his opposition to U.S. interests in Iraq is apparent, an analyst says.

Commentary: Iraq oil circus came to town

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- This week the circus came to town. Not Barnum and Bailey's but Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker, and with it the three rings of a five-plus year war and occupation, politicians in their populist best pitches and the media echo of what the heck is going on with Iraq's oil revenue.
BEN LANDO, UPI Energy Editor
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WAP2001032795 - 27 MARCH 2001 - WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Anthony Cordesman, chairman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, testifies about domestic terrorism issues before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 27, 2001. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg UPI
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Anthony H. Cordesman holds the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and is a national security analyst for ABC News on a number of global conflicts. He is a former Professor of National Security Studies at Georgetown University and fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at the Smithsonian Institution.

Cordesman has served as national security assistant to Senator John McCain of the Senate Armed Services Committee and civilian assistant to the Deputy Secretary of Defense. He was also the former director of intelligence assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense,

Cordesman also served in other government positions, including at the United States Department of State, Department of Energy, and director of International Staff at NATO. He has carried assignments posts in Lebanon, Egypt, Iran, Turkey, the United Kingdom, West Germany and has worked "extensively" in Saudi Arabia.

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