An a cappella mash-up we didn’t need, but don’t entirely mind
Opponents of the Hagel nomination write President Obama a letter
Plus the Treasury Department warns about Iran avoiding sanctions
How the role of defense secretary is being defined
A question after Barak/Panetta, new sanctions, and Romney/Bibi
The White House’s line—that a strike can only delay the program—is an attempt to downplay our military capability
Some analysts say the White House leaked details of Israel’s alleged attack plan to discourage the Jewish state. Others call the idea ‘absurd.’
Weighing the evidence at the end of AIPAC week
Mixes technical military talk with light schtick
The Israeli leadership is at war with itself over Iran: In one corner, Bibi Netanyahu and Ehud Barak. In the other, former Mossad chief Meir Dagan.
How much of the bluster is just rhetoric?
Plus Meshaal in Amman, elections in Israel, and more in the news
A rickety economy and nuclear progress make war more likely
Support for President Obama is sagging among a key Democratic voting bloc. Now his campaign has 11 months to win back Jewish voters.
Plus Egyptian Salafists come out in favor of peace, and more in the news
Israel and Iran are fighting a not-so-secret clandestine war. But Israel is likely to attack Iran’s nuclear program this spring, making it official.
It seems likely that Egypt bargained Israeli-American away as well
Leon Panetta says Israel is increasingly isolated. But the big problem is that Washington is running away from its influence in the Middle East.
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