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Fighting While Blind

Navy intel chief hasn’t been allowed to see classified info for 2 years.

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USAF Asks: Why Can't a Drone Operator Be More Like a Bassoonist?

The USAF is using a mid-1950s model to recruit and retain 21st-century personnel, a new report recognizes. But has it faced up to how difficult, and how necessary, reform will be?

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Walter Russell Mead & Staff

Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

Rebuilding America

Paul Ryan will target $40 in private investment for every $1 his caucus approves in infrastructure spending.

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