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Michael Pillsbury
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A longtime Defense Department official who has written two books on China
A longtime Defense Department official who has written two books on China

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Home Life - Washington Life - Holiday 2013
Zen Tranquility in Georgetown - Michael and Susan #Pillsbury transformed their historic Georgetown residence into a tranquil setting for an impressive collection of Asian art - http://issuu.com/washingtonlife/docs/home_life_wl_1213

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The sale of my book, The Hundred-Year Marathon, has been launched! Please check out the official book's website at http://thehundredyearmarathon.com to find declassified documents. #cia #china #michaelpillsbury  

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http://swampland.time.com/2013/12/26/angle-of-attack/ - “....Every executive branch person I’ve been in the presence of, when asked. . .makes that point: `This has nothing to do with China,’ or `It’s not about China,’” Pillsbury said in May. “And if you come from a culture like the Chinese culture—in which deception is praised as one of the highest values in statesmanship—and you hear the United States’ executive branch say `This is not about China,’ you know it absolutely is about China.” #china   #michaelpillsbury  

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Holders of “top secret” clearances are reinvestigated every five years; it’s 10 years for those with “secret” clearances, and 15 years for employees and contractors in the “confidential” category. http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/panel-examines-tighter-security-clearance-procedures-in-wake-of-navy-yard-shootings/2013/10/30/e6b106f0-4195-11e3-a751-f032898f2dbc_story.html #securityclearance  

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BEIJING — Chinese authorities declared Wednesday that the fiery vehicle crash in Tiananmen Square this week was a deliberately planned terrorist attack and said five men have been arrested for allegedly helping to plan it. http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinese-police-say-tiananmen-square-crash-was-premeditated-violent-terrorist-attack/2013/10/30/459e3e7e-4152-11e3-8b74-d89d714ca4dd_story.html #china   

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“If they’re proved to be engaging in really illegal, exploitative behavior and deception, they promised they are not, this affects a lot of companies’ investment decisions to invest in China," said Michael Pillsbury, a senior fellow at The Hudson Institute. "It would probably affect our Congress.” http://newsle.com/article/0/83714798/ #china #espionage  

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Here is a great video from the PBS NewsHour where Margaret Warner talks to former Reagan administration official Michael Pillsbury and The Nation's Robert Dreyfuss on what past endeavors by the United States to offer military aid to rebel movements can teach government officials today about providing weapons to the Syrian opposition. http://video.pbs.org/video/2365040465 #history #rebel #army #weapons  

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WASHINGTON — At the informal summit meeting between President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping in California, both sides are trying to avoid the conflicts that can afflict relations between rising and established powers. China's main concern is that the new focus of U.S. foreign policy toward the Asia-Pacific region - the so-called "pivot" - is aimed at containing China's rise. http://www.voanews.com/content/china-sees-threat-in-us-pivot-to-asia/1677768.html #china  

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As President Barack Obama meets with President Xi Jinping of China this weekend in California, much more is at stake than the media's preferred storyline about whether the two presidents will discard their formal talking points in favor of casual "shirtsleeves" conversation. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/06/07/do_two_dreams_equal_a_nightmare   #china  
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