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- Air Force Brigadier General Erv Lessel Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Communication by phone from Baghdad
- Zbigniew Brzezinski Counselor and Trustee at the Center for Strategic & International Studies and Professor of American Foreign Policy at the Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He served as National Security Advisor to President Carter from 1977 to 1981. His most recent book, 'America and the World,' was co-authored with Brent Scowcroft.
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