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  • Libi was then described as the number-three man in the al-Qaeda hierarchy, perhaps the most dangerous job in the world, given that the half-dozen or so men who had occupied that position since 9/11 have ended up in prison or dead.

    The Longest War

  • Douglas Feith, the number-three official at the Pentagon and a longtime neoconservative advocate of overthrowing the Iraqi dictator, was flying back from Europe the day of the attacks with a group of senior Pentagon officials.

    The Longest War

  • Douglas Feith, the number-three official in the Pentagon, also remembers that there was no military plan ready for attacking al-Qaeda or overthrowing the Taliban.

    The Longest War

  • A few weeks after 9/11, Mike Maloof, a Defense Department official who specialized in high-tech export controls, was asked by Douglas Feith, the number-three official at the Pentagon, to investigate the exact nature of the supposed Iraq–al-Qaeda connection.

    The Longest War

  • "The U.S., now the number-three producer, could reclaim the title of number-one oil producer in the world."

    Exxon Sees Global Shale Boom

  • Like the best number-three hitters, Angle is consistent and dependable, in that you know another out-of-the-mainstream and possibly-crazy pronouncement is just around the corner.

    Mitchell Bard: The Tea Party All-Stars: The Worst of Extreme GOP Midterm Candidates

  • Belgium's team has not yet been named, but is is expected to include world number-three Kim Clijsters.

    Fernandez Names US Fed Cup Tennis Team

  • Even made it as high as the number-three item on Sky News at one point.

    The Priest

  • I told the New York Times last week that Espada represents everything that's wrong with Albany, and that defeating him will be the WFP's number-one, number-two and number-three priority this year.

    Dan Cantor: Want to Fix Albany? Defeat Espada

  • Further fueling investors 'concerns this week over the pace of China's growth, Chinese manufacturing data released Thursday dropped in June, indicating slowing growth to stoke further fears about the world's number-three economy.

    Jobless Claims Pull Down Stock Futures

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