Month: August 2015

  • IIASA and Richard Perle

    For a substantial part of my Foreign Service career, while Reagan was President, I frequently crossed swords with Richard Perle at the Pentagon.  He was much superior to me.  He was an assistant secretary of Defense; for much of this time I was a junior officer at the State Department.  However, I often worked on […]

  • Reagan, Carter, Casey and the Ayatollahs

    I was in a meeting with Bill Casey not long after he became head of the CIA.  I had been the State Department representative working on NIE-11-12-80 (CIA link to it is here – ) regarding Soviet military science and technology.  Reagan was elected more or less while we were working on it.  The chief […]

  • Second Letter to Congressional Representatives

    As the date for voting on the Iran nuclear deal approaches, please note that despite the split of public opinion on the issue, the vast majority of those knowledgeable about the issue support the deal. A number of military officers, scientists and diplomats have publicly weighed in on the issue, and in almost all cases […]

  • No Reply from Representative Perlmutter on Iran Deal

    Congressman Perlmutter did not reply to my letter regard the Iran nuclear deal.

  • Sen. Gardner’s Reply re Iran Deal

    Thank you for contacting me regarding Iran. I appreciate you taking the time to write. It is an honor to serve you in the United States Senate and I hope you will continue to write with your thoughts and ideas on moving our country forward. Concern about Iran’s nuclear weapons capabilities has been growing for […]