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Video: Reestablishing U.S. Deterrence, with Simone Ledeen

February 29, 2024

The Biden Administration’s timid approach toward Iran and its Houthi proxies has placed American servicemembers and crucial global trade routes at grave risk. An estimated 12 percent of international trade, amounting to over $1 trillion in goods annually normally navigates through the Red Sea and the Suez Canal. Since the Houthi attacks began, freight rates […]

Video: U.S. Policy in the Middle East and Persian Gulf

March 31, 2021

Simone Ledeen was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Middle East Policy until January 2021. Previously she served as Principal Director to the DASD for Special Operations and Combating Terrorism. In this video she discusses American security policy in the region – where the U.S. has been, where it is now, and where it […]