Thoughts on foreign policy and the ISG report

For those wanting a new course for America's foreign policy this is a very important week.  Tuesday UN Ambassador John Bolton resigned. Yesterday the Senate Armed Services Committee voted unanimously to confirm a new Secretary of Defense.  Today the Iraq Sudy Group releases its much anticipated report. 
To help you think through the meaning of these critical new developments, I send along links to several pieces I've written in recent days on America's foreign policy, Iraq and the Middle East.  Please also check our blog daily, as we will be continuing to weigh in on the important events of our time.  And feel free to offer your thoughts about our thinking either on our blog, or to me directly.  

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