Commentary: Guns of 2012?

Commentary: Guns of 2012?

WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Israeli pressures are growing to persuade President Obama that military action against Iran’s key nuclear installations “is real, imminent and doable.”

Zinni: Afghan decisions must be made soon

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- The deliberations over whether to send up to 40,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan need to be wrapped up soon, a retired senior military officer says.

General says Iraqi post offered, withdrawn

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The Obama administration asked retired Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni to be U.S. ambassador to Iraq, but pulled the offer without explanation, the general said.

Zinni: Obama should talk to Hamas

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Gen. Anthony Zinni, the former U.S. special envoy to the Middle East, says Barack Obama should engage Hamas and move quickly to broker a peace deal.

Commentary: Suez and Hungary redux

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- The Hungarian Revolution and the Suez crisis were two of the most dramatic upheavals in international affairs in the post-World War II era. If Israel were to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities while President Bush is still the commander in chief, China and Russia might be tempted to take a page out of the old Soviet geopolitical playbook.

Commentary: Fox Fallon's fall

WASHINGTON, March 14 (UPI) -- The abrupt resignation of Middle Eastern commander Adm. William J. "Fox" Fallon over a controversial interview and profile in Esquire magazine was a carefully choreographed exit for the 63-year-old Navy aviator. The first Navy man appointed to head the Central Command, which stretches from the Middle East to South Asia and includes Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, he is now one of three former Centcom commanders who are opposed to bombing Iran's nuclear facilities if the mullahs keep on trucking their nuclear weapon ambitions.

Commentary: Know your enemy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- “I very much fear the risk of civil war” was the gist of the e-mail UPI received from Benazir Bhutto, the Pakistani leader now under house arrest.

Zinni: Bush administration got Iraq wrong

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- Retired U.S. Gen. Anthony Zinni said Sunday that President Bush and his advisers were determined to do something "dramatic" in Iraq after Sept. 11, 2001.

Democrats cautioned on Iraq reduction

WASHINGTON, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Democrats with a new congressional majority are being cautioned to move slowly with their plans to reduce troop numbers in Iraq, The New York Times reports.

Rice asked to testify in Israel spy case

ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 22 (UPI) -- Top Bush administration officials, including Condoleezza Rice, reportedly will be asked to testify in the Virginia espionage case of former Israeli lobbyists.

More flak for Rumsfeld from ex-generals

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- Retired Army Maj. Gen. Charles H. Swannack Jr. Thursday joined a group of former U.S. military officers critical of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

Third ex-general calls for Rumsfeld ouster

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- A third retired U.S. general has called for Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to step down over mistakes made in invading Iraq.

Sharon: Israel may concede settlements

YEHUD, Israel, April 13 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has said he is ready to "part with some ... places" if the Palestinians scaled down on their demands, including the right of

Washington Agenda-Senate

By United Press International

The Academic View: A strategy of retreat

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush's road map to a Palestinian state has become, as soon as it was made public, partly outdated, partly impractical and it will soon be pa
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Anthony Zinni
GAZ2001010404 - RAMALLAH, WEST BANK: Palestinian President Yasser Arafat,right, with U.S envoy Anthony Zinni during their meeting in the West Bank City of Ramallah, January 4, 2002. Zinni said after a round of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders that U.S.-brokered security talks between the two sides would resume. . cc/cc/Arafat Press Office UPI

Anthony Charles Zinni (born September 17, 1943) is a retired four-star General in the United States Marine Corps and a former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). In 2002, he was selected to be a special envoy for the United States to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. While serving as special envoy, Zinni was also an instructor in the Department of International Studies at the Virginia Military Institute. Presently, he is an instructor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, a public speaker, and an author of two best-selling books on his military career and foreign affairs, most recently Battle for Peace. He also is involved in the corporate world, joining M.I.C. Industries as its president for International Operations in 2005.

Zinni also serves on the advisory boards of eight different companies, including the security testing firm, Mu Dynamics, based in Sunnyvale, California. He joined Duke University's Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy in Spring 2008 as the Sanford Distinguished Lecturer in Residence and taught a new course in the Hart Leadership Program.

In 1965, Zinni graduated from Villanova University with a degree in economics and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. After completion of the Basic School, he was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division, where he served as a platoon commander, company executive officer, and company commander in the 1st Battalion, 6th Marines. He also served as a company commander in the 1st Infantry Training Regiment during this tour.

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