Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Threats like al-Qaeda and related groups, as well as an unspecified "malign Iranian influence," are best dealth with using

whole-of-government approaches that emphasize diplomacy, communication, humanitarian assistance and other civilian-oriented tools as much as military power, U.S. Central Command, Brig. Gen. Robert Holmes told military bloggers during DoD Bloggers Roundtable on Aug. 20. Holmes added, countering violent extreme actors will depend on successful interagency cooperation among the U.S. and foreign governments.

Joining us on the call were Spencer Ackerman,; Grim,; Andrew Lubin,; Christian Lowe,; Scott Malensek,; Jarred Fishman,; and Troy Steward,

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