David Aaron

Formerly deputy national security adviser during the Iran
hostage crisis, David Aaron is a senior international adviser
at Dorsey and Whitney LLP in Washington, D.C.

Recent Articles

The New Twilight Struggle:

It was not about us; it was about them. that is the first thing to understand about the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Many motives may have figured in the minds of those who directed this atrocity. Perhaps they hate us, as some pundits say, because we are rich, or because of our liberal and secular culture, or because of our support for Israel--but none of these reasons is fundamental. The basic objective of the terrorists is to destroy the Middle Eastern governments that are friendly to the West and replace them with radical Islamic regimes. Osama bin Laden has said that the U.S. military presence in the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia, defiles Islam and is justification for jihad. Though cloaked in the language of religion, this comes close to the heart of the matter. Bin Laden and company want to see their version of Islam dominate the Arab world, if not the entire Islamic world. As President Bush said to the joint session of Congress, we...