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Beyond Pearl Harbor: a Day in Infamy

On this day in 2001, four coordinated attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda kill 2,996 people, injure over 6,000 others, and cause at least…

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When Cheney Dies

“You don’t go out and broadcast the fact that you’ve got the guy (bin Laden). You want to take that intelligence and be able to…

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Ten Years, $3 Trillion, Thousands Dead, Zero WMDs

Ten years ago, I was in Texas attending a surprise 40th birthday party for my sister, when it began. Even then, I had a sinking…

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Four Myths About Afghanistan

Afghanistan. The Graveyard of Empires. Here are four commonly held myths about a place that if anything bears out the one universal human truth: that…

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John McCain Does Not Understand the Iraqi Surge Campaign

John McCain’s knavish interrogation of Chuck Hagel yesterday reveals not only that he has a poor conceptual understanding of the foreign policy “credential” he made…

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Girl Power: Zero Dark Thirty and The Rise of Women in the National Security Complex

On Monday I watched a screening of Zero Dark Thirty in an ancient Egypt-themed cineplex within spitting distance of the largest intelligence gathering activity in…

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