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First-hand recollections of that record include, for example, former State Department officer Greg Thielmann's description of Bolton's performance as one of the most enthusiastic promoters of the Iraq War. The following passage from my 2011 book Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy describes how, ... Job

A shadowy organization that is overtly sympathetic to the Russian government -- and which was originally formed by anti-war activists -- has emerged as one of the foremost critics of CIA director nominee Gina Haspel. Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) -- a group made up ... Russia CIA
Greg Thielmann, a 25-year veteran of the US foreign service, worked closely with him at the State Department in the run-up to the 2003 war. He referred to what he called the Bolton style as "kiss up and kick down". As Thielmann notes: "This included not just disregarding important information, but ...
Greg Thielmann, a top official at the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research in the early 2000s, said that just before the war in Iraq, “Bolton seemed to be troubled because INR was not telling him what he wanted to hear.” He soon “surrounded himself with a hand-chosen group of loyalists” ...
John Bolton has a glaring record of extreme and bombastic views and behavior. First-hand recollections of that record include, for example, former State Department officer Greg Thielmann's description of Bolton's performance as one of the most enthusiastic promoters of the Iraq War. The following ...

[Editor's note: With the announcement that John Bolton will replace Gen. H.R. McMaster as Trump's national security adviser, LobeLog is republishing an article authored by Greg Thielmann, a 25-year veteran of the Foreign Service who served two tours in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and ...
But Greg Thielmann, a former top U.S. intelligence official at the State Department, said the consequences of Kushner and his staff being kept in the dark on top-secret intelligence could open the door to foreign diplomats taking advantage of their blind spots. Thielmann noted the growing scrutiny Kushner's ...
Greg Thielmann, a nonproliferation specialist on the board of the Washington-based Arms Control Association, noted that President Obama's prior 2010 NPR laid the foundation for reducing the role of nuclear weapons in US defense policy. He also credits Obama for seeking a one-third reduction in US ...
By contrast, Iran's objectives were (and are) more limited and local, as Greg Thielmann recently pointed out on Lobe Log. It wanted to acquire a nuclear weapons capability, but as the US Director of National Intelligence repeatedly testified, had not made the political decision to build nuclear weapons.
Greg Thielmann, a board member of the Arms Control Association, is a former office director for Strategic, Proliferation, and Military Affairs in the State Department's intelligence bureau (INR), and a former senior staffer on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Photo: Iran's Khorramshahr missile (Wikimedia ...
by Gordon Adams I am not a religious person. But as I watched the streaming of the March for Our Lives on Saturday, I was returned to my childhood reading of the Old Testament. These impressive young people were articulating… Continue Reading ...
"Even a successful test will not demonstrate that the system is effective," Greg Thielmann, a former State Department missile expert, told Motherboard on the eve of the interception. The test of the $40-billion Ground-based Midcourse Defense system, or GMD, involved two rockets. One, a target that the ...
by Greg Thielmann. There has been a blizzard of commentaries in recent months on what U.S. policy should be in the face of North Korea's defiant efforts to develop nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. It is the habit of U.S. government officials to solemnly warn that “all options are on the table” for dealing with ...
by Greg Thielmann. Iran's January 29 flight test of a medium-range ballistic missile helped prompt an ominous if ambiguous warning by U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn on February 1: “As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice.” Since it is facing so many other international crises, it is ...
Greg Thielmann is a 25-year veteran of the Foreign Service, serving two tours in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He subsequently worked as a senior staffer on the Senate Intelligence Committee and a senior fellow of the Arms Control Association. Photo of John Bolton by Gage ...
And Greg Thielmann, he was the director of the Strategic, Proliferation and Military Affairs office at the State Department from 2000-2002. He's now on the board of directors of the Arms Control Association. It's a pro-arms-control advocacy group. And we welcome both of you to the program. Greg Thielmann ...

Building on the momentum from the successful pursuit of the nuclear deal with Iran, the P5+1 should now combine pressure and diplomacy to deal with Iran's missile program. Missiles became an essential component of Iran's military posture during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, in which Iran received ...
By contrast, Iran's objectives were (and are) more limited and local, as Greg Thielmann recently pointed out on Lobe Log. It wanted to acquire a nuclear weapons capability, but as the US Director of National Intelligence repeatedly testified, had not made the political decision to build nuclear weapons.
Greg Thielmann, a board member of the Arms Control Association, is a former office director for Strategic, Proliferation, and Military Affairs in the State Department's intelligence bureau (INR), and a former senior staffer on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Photo: Iran's Khorramshahr missile (Wikimedia ...
by Greg Thielmann The Trump administration's 120-day “stay of execution” for the Iran nuclear deal has temporarily sidelined arguments over the absence of constraints on ballistic missiles as one of the agreement's principal flaws. But if this “flaw” is not… Continue Reading ...
by Tim Shorrock The first Senate hearing on North Korea since President Trump came to office reveals a Congress bereft of any ideas except regime change. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee appears to be torn between sanctions that haven't worked… Continue Reading ...
by Greg Thielmann. There has been a blizzard of commentaries in recent months on what U.S. policy should be in the face of North Korea's defiant efforts to develop nuclear-tipped ballistic missiles. It is the habit of U.S. government officials to solemnly warn that “all options are on the table” for dealing with ...
by Greg Thielmann. Iran's January 29 flight test of a medium-range ballistic missile helped prompt an ominous if ambiguous warning by U.S. National Security Advisor Michael Flynn on February 1: “As of today, we are officially putting Iran on notice.” Since it is facing so many other international crises, it is ...
Greg Thielmann is a 25-year veteran of the Foreign Service, serving two tours in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research. He subsequently worked as a senior staffer on the Senate Intelligence Committee and a senior fellow of the Arms Control Association. Photo of John Bolton by Gage ...
And Greg Thielmann, he was the director of the Strategic, Proliferation and Military Affairs office at the State Department from 2000-2002. He's now on the board of directors of the Arms Control Association. It's a pro-arms-control advocacy group. And we welcome both of you to the program. Greg Thielmann ...
Building on the momentum from the successful pursuit of the nuclear deal with Iran, the P5+1 should now combine pressure and diplomacy to deal with Iran's missile program. Missiles became an essential component of Iran's military posture during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, in which Iran received ...
By Greg Thielmann and Robert Wright. Talks with Iran at the UN headquarters in Vienna. Vice President of the European Commission Catherine Margaret Ashton and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attend P5+1 talks with Iran at the U.N. headquarters in Vienna on June 17, 2014. Photo by ...
Greg Thielmann, a nonproliferation specialist on the board of the Washington-based Arms Control Association, noted that President Obama's prior 2010 NPR laid the foundation for reducing the role of nuclear weapons in US defense policy. He also credits Obama for seeking a one-third reduction in US ...
"Most analysts I take seriously are very skeptical about any ground-based missile-defense system being able to provide reliable protection against the North Korean ballistic missile threat, either to the region or to the mainland US," said nuclear expert and former Congressional staffer Greg Thielmann.
The International Crisis Group notes that the language “calls upon” is nonbinding, and Greg Thielmann, an expert with the Arms Control Association, has stated that the language of Resolution 2231 “implies nuclear weapons intent must now be established in assessing the design of any missile launched ...
by Tim Shorrock The first Senate hearing on North Korea since President Trump came to office reveals a Congress bereft of any ideas except regime change. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee appears to be torn between sanctions that haven't worked… Continue Reading ...
The International Crisis Group notes that the language “calls upon” is nonbinding, and Greg Thielmann, an expert with the Arms Control ...
Greg Thielmann, a former top State Department intelligence official who advised on the INF treaty negotiations, has called its success ...
Greg Thielmann is a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, including two tours in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and ...
by Greg Thielmann. Iran's January 29 flight test of a medium-range ballistic missile helped prompt an ominous if ambiguous warning by U.S. ...
by Greg Thielmann. The president-elect who repeatedly taunted his Democratic opponent for supporting the Iraq invasion and whose transition ...
And Greg Thielmann, he was the director of the Strategic, Proliferation and Military Affairs office at the State Department from 2000-2002. He's now on the board of directors of the Arms Control Association. It's a pro-arms-control advocacy group. And we welcome both of you to the program. Greg Thielmann ...
Building on the momentum from the successful pursuit of the nuclear deal with Iran, the P5+1 should now combine pressure and diplomacy to ...
Talks with Iran at the UN headquarters in Vienna. Vice President of the European Commission Catherine Margaret Ashton and Iranian Foreign ...
Addressing China's claim that THAAD may be used against their missiles, Greg Thielmann, former State Department intelligence analyst and ...
Addressing China's claim that THAAD may be used against their missiles, Greg Thielmann, former State Department intelligence analyst and ...
Greg Thielmann, a former top State Department intelligence official who advised on the INF treaty negotiations, has called its success ...
Greg Thielmann, a former top State Department intelligence official who advised on the INF treaty negotiations, has called its success ...
"Even a successful test will not demonstrate that the system is effective," Greg Thielmann, a former State Department missile expert, told ...
by Greg Thielmann. There has been a blizzard of commentaries in recent months on what U.S. policy should be in the face of North Korea's ...
by Greg Thielmann. Iran's January 29 flight test of a medium-range ballistic missile helped prompt an ominous if ambiguous warning by U.S. ...
by Greg Thielmann. The president-elect who repeatedly taunted his Democratic opponent for supporting the Iraq invasion and whose transition ...
And Greg Thielmann, he was the director of the Strategic, Proliferation and Military Affairs office at the State Department from 2000-2002.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been shy in brandishing his country's nuclear weapons. Not since Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev ...


 

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