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Don’t Retire the National Security Act

Politics and personal misjudgments, not process, bears the largest share of the blame for U.S. national security blunders.

Not with My Thucydides, You Don't

A sometimes realist takes issue with a sometimes idealist over a long-deceased Greek.

Blowtorch Bob in Baghdad

Robert Komer’s retrospective on the Vietnam War sheds a hazy light on U.S. choices in Iraq.

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