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Interesting spy story - woman stops WW3?

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by billwald, Aug 26, 2012.

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...209788-cebd-11e1-aa14-708bac2c7ee9_story.html

    Why was a Navy adviser stripped of her career?

    By Jeff Stein, Published: August 21

    "Gwenyth Todd had worked in a lot of places in Washington where powerful men didn’t hesitate to use sharp elbows. She had been a Middle East expert for the National Security Council in the Clinton administration. She had worked in the office of Defense Secretary Dick Cheney in the first Bush administration, where neoconservative hawks first began planning to overthrow Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

    "But she was not prepared a few years later in Bahrain when she encountered plans by high-ranking admirals to confront Iran, any one of which, she reckoned, could set the region on fire. It was 2007, and Todd, then 42, was a top political adviser to the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet."

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