Alan Sabrosky

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(soldier, academic, 9-11/Dissident)
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Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Member ofThe Unz Review
Interests“9-11/Israel did it”
Former Director of Studies at the United States Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute, a 9-11 dissident.

Dr. Alan Sabrosky is a retired Marine officer and former Director of Studies at the United States Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute where he held the position of The Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research. He received The Superior Civilian Service Award in 1998. He has taught at The United States Military Academy at West Point; Georgetown University; The University of Pennsylvania; and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. His publications have mainly focused on alliance systems and unionization in the United States military.[1] He also co-authored a book called Prisoners of War?: Nation-States in the Modern Era.[2]


He earned a Masters degree in History and a doctorate in Political Science from the University of Michigan. He worked at the Foreign Policy Research Institute for most of the 1970s and was appointed director of FPRI in 1981, leaving after one year when the Institute was heavily in debt. He has taught at Catholic University and Georgetown University.[1]

Guns and Butter

Alan Sabrosky's appearance on Guns and Butter was cited as the proximate cause for its banning from KPFA. After his appearance in 2018, Bonnie Faulkner received the following:


KPFA will cease broadcasting “Guns and Butter” effective immediately.

We’ve received an avalanche of negative calls and emails from listeners about your uncritically airing of views by a holocaust denier, climate denial and casting the Parkland mass shooting survivors as crisis actors. As steward [sic.] of our airways, we can’t defend this content to our listeners.


Quincy McCoy Kevin Cartwright

General Manager Program Director”
Quincy McCoy,  Kevin Cartwright (8 August 2018)  [3]

Alliance theory

Sabrosky's work on alliance theory showed that a conflict escalates when a major power intervenes in a war between a minor state and another major state.[4] Sabrosky has identified three types of conflicts in this analysis: "localized wars" between the original belligerents, "expanded wars" which include several belligerents, and enlarged wars that include a major power on both sides of the conflict.[5]

Unionization of the military

In the book Blue Collar Soldiers: Unionization and the U.S. Military Sabrosky, who edited the volume, states that "military unions are simply too great a risk for a political democracy" adding that it would be "unwise to expect unions not to act like unions over the long term, and in doing so call into question the basis of our national security".[6]


Sabrosky has been critical of those who serve in the IDF, but not in the U.S. armed forces.[citation needed] Daniel Flesch, a former IDF paratrooper, has called Sabrosky a "conspiracy theorist" and criticized him for writing that "a large majority of American Jews...espouse a form of political bigamy called dual loyalty".[7]

The Anti-Defamation League named him as a key figure in theories that Israel was involved in the 9/11 attacks, noting his observation that the 9/11 attacks could not have occurred "without the full resources of both the CIA and Mossad and that 9/11 served the interests of both agencies quite well."[8][9] Sabrosky himself has one Jewish grandparent, although he does not identify particularly strongly with this Jewish ancestry, stating "an outside identity, Jewish or other, has never meant much at all to me. I'm an American", distinguishing himself from "an awful lot of American Jews [who] do not think of themselves as Americans who happen to be Jewish, but as Jews who happen to be living in America"[10]


In December 2018 Wikipedia posted a suggestion that his page be deleted on grounds of lack of "notability".


Quotes by Alan Sabrosky

"9-11/Israel did it"“Finally, we need to take a hard look at why the corporate media (MSM) have paid more attention to Sarah Palin’s wardrobe than they have to dissecting blatant falsehoods, discrepancies and inconsistencies in the US Government’s treatment of 9/11 and its aftermath.”10 September 2009
"9-11/Israel did it"“If these Americans and those like them ever fully understand just how much of their suffering — and the suffering we have inflicted on others — is properly laid on the doorsteps of Israel and its advocates in America, they will sweep aside those in politics, the press and the pulpits alike whose lies and disloyalty brought this about and concealed it from them. They may well leave Israel looking like Carthage after the Romans finished with it. It will be Israel’s own great fault.”10 September 2009
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  1. a b Wiarda, Howard J. (2010-05-10). Think Tanks and Foreign Policy: The Foreign Policy Research Institute and Presidential Politics. Lexington Books. ISBN 978-0-7391-4164-9
  2. Siverson, Randolph M.; Starr, Harvey (1991). The Diffusion of War: A Study of Opportunity and Willingness. University of Michigan Press. ISBN 978-0-472-10247-1.
  3. Guns and Butter
  4. Chan, Steve (2013-08-22). Enduring Rivalries in the Asia-Pacific. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1-107-04143-1.
  5. Vasquez, John A. (1993). The War Puzzle. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-36674-8
  6. McCollum, James K. (1978). "Blue Collar Soldiers/Military Unions (Book)". Monthly Labor Review. 101 (9): 66.
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