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Ike's Gamble: America's Rise to Dominance in the Middle East

by Michael Doran,
The Jerusalem Post, October 28, 2016

Before he took office as secretary of defense in 2013, US Sen. Chuck Hagel distributed three dozen copies of a study praising president Dwight D. Eisenhower’s management of the Suez crisis to members of the Obama administration – including the president, secretary of state Hillary Clinton, and secretary of defense Leon Panetta. The lessons, Hagel implied, were clear: military intervention does not work and the United States should be prepared, when such action is in our national interest, to stand up to Israel and its American supporters.


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