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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013.
By United Press International
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.”
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 3, 2012.
By United Press International
Commentary: Second holocaust?

Commentary: Second holocaust?

WASHINGTON, March 28 (UPI) -- "Iran’s plan for a second holocaust must be stopped,” says John Bolton on the cover of Newsmax’s April issue. A remarkable document and a “must” read.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Abizaid to lead body parts investigation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Gen. John Abizaid, the retired head of U.S. Central Command, was named Monday to head an investigation into the mishandling of soldiers' body parts.

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.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

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.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007.
By United Press International

Commentary: Time for smart power

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Why did President Bush raise the specter of World War III on Oct. 3 when he had known for at least six months what the gist of the National Intelligence Estimate would say? The key questions for talking heads on television programs are what did the president know and when did he know it?
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

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.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Commentary: Al-Qaida on the run?

WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Osama Bin Laden “is a man on the run, from a cave, who’s virtually impotent other than the tapes” he releases from time to time. That was the mid-September assessment of Frances Fragos Townsend, top adviser to President Bush on homeland security, terrorism and counter-terrorism. A former assistant commandant of the Coast Guard for intelligence, Townsend was also a counsel to the attorney general for intelligence policy. The best and the brightest in the Bush White House, she served as deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism before her elevation to czar (or czarina) for transnational terrorism.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Commentary: Networked and lethal

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who once denied the World War II holocaust that consumed 6 million Jews ever took place, has had his wings clipped by his superiors. Iran’s most-popular television series tells the story of an Iranian diplomat based in Paris in 1940 who falls in love with a French Jew and then helps her and some 500 other Jews escape to what was then Palestine, with forged Iranian passports.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Friday, Aug. 3, 2007.

Virginia Tech honors its dead

BLACKSBURG, Va., May 11 (UPI) -- Virginia Tech honored the 32 students and faculty killed in last month's massacre at Friday's graduation ceremony.

Bush nominee says Iraq strategy failing

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush's nominee to lead Central Command, Adm. William Fallon, told a senate committee Tuesday current Iraq policy "has not been working."
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John Abizaid
Gen. George Casey, commanding general of the Multi-National Force in Iraq, (L) testifies with U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Gen. Richard Myers, and Gen. John Abizaid (R) during the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. military strategy and operations in Iraq on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 29, 2005. (UPI Photo/Yuri Gripas)..
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John Philip Abizaid, AO (born 1 April 1951) is a retired General in the United States Army and former Commander of the United States Central Command (CENTCOM), overseeing American military operations in a 27-country region, from the Horn of Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, to South and Central Asia, covering much of the Middle East. CENTCOM oversees 250,000 US troops. Abizaid succeeded General Tommy Franks as Commander, USCENTCOM, on 7 July 2003, and was also elevated to the rank of 4-star general the same week. He was succeeded by Admiral William J. Fallon on 16 March 2007.

General Abizaid retired from the military on 1 May 2007 after 34 years of service. As of 2007, Abizaid is employed as a fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. General Abizaid assumed the Distinguished Chair of the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point in December 2007. Abizaid was appointed to the board of directors of RPM International on 24 January 2008, and also sits on the board of directors of the Defense Ventures Group. In 2008 he was selected as a Montgomery Fellow at Dartmouth College.

Abizaid, a Lebanese American, was born in northern California. He was raised Catholic. His father, a Navy machinist in World War II, raised him after Abizaid's mother died of cancer.

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