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"TheRussian missiles we could have stopped,"testimony before the House International Relations Committee onthe responsibility of Deputy U.S. Secretary of State Strobe Talbottfor Iran's Shahab-3 missiles, Oct. 6, 1999
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Op-eds and dailies
MEDNEWS (Middle East Defense News)
1987-1993 archives availablevia Lexis-Nexis
The China Series
from The American Spectator magazine
Shootthe Messengers, December 1999/January 2000. When theClinton administration finds embarassing intellingence on China'smilitary modernization, it knows what to do.
Partnersin Crime, August 1999. New evidence shows the linkthat Republicans and Democrats have long ignored between recklesstransfers of defense technology to Communist China and campaigndonations to Clinton-Gore.
Red Star OverWashington, May 1999. The theft of America's most advancednuclear warhead design by Chinese spies operating within our nuclearweapons labs is only the tip of the iceburg. China is now using some10,000 "illegals" to collect intelligence in the United States, andaccording to a confidential Pentagon assessment, has been able tobuild an entire encrypted military communications network, thanks toassistance from the Clinton Pentagon.
FloridaSplendid China, March 1999. When you're at Disney, stop by atthis propaganda theme park, owned and controlled by the State Councilof the People's Republic of China .
TheDNC's Chinese Money Laundry, November 1998. John Huangwas a Chinese government spy collecting U.S. intelligence secrets,according to two former Congressional aides deeply involved in thecampaign finance investigations.
"CaliforniaTakeout," October 1998. Inside the U.S.-basedprocurement and espionage network of China's largest state-ownedaerospace company, CATIC.
"Loral Exams," July 1998. An exposé of howthe Commerce Department and NSC staffers helped Loral, Hughes andMotorola get satellite exports to China approved, and the impact onU.S. national security of those exports.
"China's 22nd Province," October 1997. An investigation intoPLA companies operating in California, F-14 part smuggling ringsaimed at exporting military equipment to Iran, and the CATICcorporate network.
"Where has all the money gone," August 1997. An analysisof campaign contributions the DNC from Chinese entities andoperatives.
"While America Sleeps," June 1997. The first comprehensivelook at the "China plan" to infiltrate the political, military, andsecurity apparatus of the United States, as well as Chinese effortsto penetrate the U.S. economy.
"All Roads Lead to China," March 1997, an investigationinto John Huang and Lippo ties to the People's Liberation Army, andIra Magaziner's secret plan to release U.S. nuclear technology forsale to China.
"PekingPentagon. Bill Perry: Too Tight with the Enemy?" April 1996,an investigation into the ties between the U.S. defense secretary anda PLA high-tech procurement front, Hua Mei, seeking encryptiontechnology from the U.S.
"China Shops," March 1995. Initially conducted for TimeMagazine, this investigation into U.S. high-tech sales to China(McDonnell Douglas, Garrett engine, Yuchai America) was so hot thatthe Clinton administration intervened with Time editors to kill thestory and fire the reporter.
- Vote 'Nay' on China Trade, Baltimore Sun, May 17, 2000. Alternate link
- "Throwing Sops to the Mullahs: Clinton administration misses the mark on Iran," The Forward, April 14, 2000 [Off-site]
- U.S. Corporations Turn China into Threat, Insight Magazine investigation of China's latest ICBM, made in the USA; Dec. 20., 1999 [Off-site]
- Greek Defense Minister denies Iran Pact, The Iran Brief (available through the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs website), Oct. 4, 1999
- "INS Abuse," The American-Spectator, July-August 2000
- The Nuke Next Door, The American Spectator, October, 1999
- Russo-American Nuclear Cities, The American Spectator, July 1999. The Clinton administration wants to spend $600 million of taxpayer money to keep Russian nuclear scientists in secret military cities off-limits to U.S. observers, producing new weapons.
- Dumbing Down Missile Defense, The American Spectator, January 1999
- "Destroy His Weapons, Then Oust Saddam," Boston Globe, Nov. 14, 1998.
- "The Long Beach Missile Transfers, "The American Spectator, September 1998
- "Strobe Talbott: Russia's Man in Washington," The American Spectator, April 1998
- "Rudderless in the Gulf (Excerpt)," The American Spectator, February 1998
- "Torricelli's Terrorist List Friends (Excerpt)",The American Spectator, January 1998
- "Al Gore's Arab Money Man," The American Spectator, November 1997
- "Who is Roger Tamraz?" (with James Ring Adams), The American Spectator, May 1997
- "The Murky Depths of Anthony Lake (Excerpt),"The American Spectator, April 1997
- "Islamic Iran's American Base", The American Spectator, December, 1995
Wall Street Journal
- April 13, 2000: Close the World Bank and the IMF
- Aug. 5, 1999: Iran's mullahs hit back: how President Khatami betrayed the Iranian people by cracking down on pro-democracy demonstrators in Tehran.
- May 20, 1999: Is Iran-Saudi Détente Underway?
- Dec. 11, 1998: A Dangerous Season in Iran. U.S. businessmen are attacked in Tehran as they wade into Iran's increasingly deadly factional battles.
- Nov. 3, 1998: Saddam's Deadly Timetable. Throwing out the UN inspectors in Iraq is Day One of Saddam's weapons deployment schedule.
- August 11, 1998: A Meek Response Invites Terror. Iranian defectors claim that the Islamic Republic has used non-Iranians, including former Saudi financier Osama bin Ladin, to carry out terrorist attacks.
- Dec. 9, 1997: Iran's Sparring Ayatollahs, on the recent attacks on and arrest of Grand Ayatollah Montazeri, and the growing opposition to the regime from the traditional clergy.
- July 28, 1997: "Writer's fate tests Iran and Europe," on the jailing of Iranian writer Faraj Sarkuhi and Khatemi's responsibility for his fate
- May 27, 1997: "Iran's Vote: A Good Start, Nothing More."
- April 10, 1997: "EU braces for Iranian terror."
- January 3, 1997, "How to Respond to the Dhahran Bombing"
- November 27, 1996, "Denmark Takes the Lead on Iran"
- August 8, 1996 "Europe should join the fight against terrorism"
- June 10, 1996 , "Time to End 'Critical Dialogue' with Iran",
- April 24, 1996, "Turkey's Secular Model"
- Jan. 19, 2001: "National Security Roulette." Last-minute rules allowing the export of nuclear-weapons design computers to Russia and China threatens America's future.
- Dec. 22, 2000: "Three targets for an activist foreign policy." President-elect Bush can promote freedom and the rule of law in Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan.
- Nov. 6, 2000 (Insight Magazine): "Has Clinton's China policy put U.S. national security at risk?"
- Oct. 15, 2000: "Wobbly policies invite Terror." Clinton-Gore appeasement of terrorists and their state-sponsors invited an act of war.
- June 30, 2000: "Tracking Gore's Temple Woes" (Al Gore, Maria Hsia, and the Buddhist Temple fund-raiser)
- May 24, 2000: "Chinese missiles in the new world order," Washington Times,
- Feb. 24, 2000: Casualties of the China Connection. The Alaska Airliner that went down of the California coast could become a powerful symbol for all that has gone wrong with Bill Clinton's failed China policy.
- Nov. 11,1999: Conditional funding for Wye?. Arafat's corruption sheds serious doubts on U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority. [Off-site]
- June 11, 1999: "Rescuing National Security." Three proposals to restore strategic export controls. Washington Times.
- May 5, 1999: "Trumped by Iran's New Missile.
- April 18, 1999: "The Selling of Our Secrets," Washington Times article on former Defense Secretary William Perry and his dubious ties to the Chinese communist government.
- August 13, 1998: "The Wrong Man at Radio Free Iran"
- June 22, 1998. "No time to play nice with Iran,"
- May 22, 1998 , Mujahedin's ties to Saddam Hussein
- March 24, 1997, "Chinese spy openly at weapons fair," report from 'IDEX 97' in Abu Dhabi. [75K GIF file]
- June 24, 1996: "Clinton offers Iran a 'frank dialogue.'" [84K GIF file]
- "The Russian missiles we could have stopped," testimony before the House International Relations Committee on the responsibility of Deputy U.S. Secretary of State Strobe Talbott for Iran's Shahab-3 missiles. For more information, see the Committee Hearing page, and Mr. Gilman's opening statement.
- Change in Iran and Challenges for U.S. policy makers, a presentation at the Library of Congress, January 8, 1999.
- Rogue States and Ballistic Missiles: Lessons and Prospects. Paper presented before the Commission To Assess the Ballistic Missile Threat to the United States (the "Rumsfeld Commission"), April 1998
- March 16, 1995: Senate Banking Committee testimony on the Iran trade embargo, "Conoco deal would fund nuclear weapons and terrorism."
- Feb. 27, 1996: Senate banking subcommittee testimony, "Iran and the Supernotes"
- June 29, 1993, "Iraq Rebuilds its Military Industries," out-of-print Staff Report to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Iraq's early efforts to frustrate UN inspection efforts.
- Oct. 27, 1992 testimomy before the Senate Banking Committee, "U.S. Export Policy Toward Iraq: An Agenda for Tomorrow.
Scholary Articles & Monographs
- Fighting Proliferation Through Democracy: A Competitive Strategies Approach Toward Iran. From Prevailing in a Well-Armed World: Devising Competitive Strategies Against Weapons Proliferation, Henry Sokolski (editor), U.S. Army War College - Strategic Studies Institute, Carlisle, Pa, March 2000. Versions of this article were presented in seminar format at the U.S. Army War College, the U.S. Department of Energy, the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center Faculty Seminar on Teaching Strategic Weapons Proliferation Issues, the Institute of World Politics, the National Committee on Foreign Policy, and the United States Information Agency between 1997 and 1999.
- "Unlimited Offense: Iran's Response to the Missile Threat," paper presented at Military Strategy in the Age of Ballistic Missiles, Washington, DC, Feb. 23, 1999
- "Export of the Revolution," paper presented at IRAN '98, April 30, 1998, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, DC.
- "Support Democracy and Change in Iran" paper presented by Kenneth R.Timmerman at"Iran in Transition," a 2-day seminar organized by the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man at Southern Methodist University and Petro-Hunt Corporation, Dallas, Texas, May 2, 1996 .
- "Iran's Nuclear Program: Myth and Reality," paper presented before the Sixth International Castiglioncello Conference, Fifty Years After Hiroshima, Castiglioncello, Italy, September 30, 1995, sponsored by the Italian Union of Scientists for Disarmament (USPID)
- "Opportunities for Change in Iran," A Nonproliferation Policy Forum Paper initially presented before the Honorable John McCain, U.S. Senator (AZ) and the Honorable Dianne Feinstein, U.S. Senator (CA), May 1, 1995, U.S. Capitol, Room SC-5. Subsequently reprinted in Fighting Proliferation: New Concerns for the Nineties, Henry Sokolski (editor), Air Force University Press, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, Sept. 1996. (For an RTF version with active footnotes, click here).
- In Their Own Words: Interviews with Leaders of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Muslim Brotherhood, Damascus, Amman, Gaza, Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles, November 1994;
- Weapons of Mass Destruction: the Cases of Iran, Syria, and Libya,Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Anbgeles, Aug. 1992;
- The Poison Gas Connection, (Chemical weapons suppliers to Iraq & Libya) Simon Wiesenthal Center, Los Angeles, Oct., 1990.