For John, BLUF: . Nothing to see here; just move along.
The Blog Think Progress has "The Inside Story Of How A Fake PhD Hijacked The Syria Debate". This is about Institute for the Study of War (ISW) Analyst Dr. Elizabeth O’Bagy, who had a Masters Degree from Georgetown University, but played it as a PhD. She was a favorite of Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham.
Here is someone's comment on the situation:
I've seen far too many people burn out because their self-discipline was not on the same level as their talent and ambition.Amen.
Regards — Cliff
Think Progress characterizes ISW as an influential neoconservative-aligned think tank. Snark?