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By Renegade   July 2009

Who is really running us foreign policy?

Could the president’s national security adviser have early symptoms of Alzheimer’s? That’s the nastiest rumour circulating about Jim Jones, the imposingly tall marine general and former Nato supreme commander. He is said to knock off early, and to be out of touch and obsessive-compulsive in his insistence on a clean desk and short briefings. He is also said to be on the way out, with Obama’s own national security confidants moving to replace him. It has got so bad that defence secretary Robert Gates, prompted by his generals, has started giving interviews to…

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