James Mann: “Cheney and Powell used to work together, but it’s carefully balanced because Rumsfeld has Paul Wolfowitz underneath him. Colin Powell has his own long time friend, Richard Armitage with him. They're almost destined to clash and they do, of course, and when they have a clash. This is in the first couple of years of the Bush Administration, who's going to settle that? ... Really the person there is Dick Cheney, the guy who really knows the bureaucracy.”
A former newspaper reporter, foreign correspondent and columnist, James Mann is a Washington-based author who has written award-winning books about China and American foreign policy. He is Foreign Policy Institute Author-in-Residence at Johns Hopkins’ Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.