do you know where the website kendoc911.wordpress.com got the claim about Dov Zakheim being the specific author to write ‘a new pearl harbor’? I asked over twitter but didn’t get an answer. I believe it to be a false claim that has been repeated so much online that it’s assumed to be true based on no evidence.
Thomas Donnelly claims he ‘wrote’ the line in the document, but as far as being the originator of the phrase or idea, based on my research the originator of the phrase as well as the primary person who injected it into the document ‘Rebuilding america’s defenses’ was Don Kagan, not Dov Zakheim or Thomas Donnelly. You can find evidence for this based on the writings of Don Kagan leading up to the 9/11 attacks.