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Wednesday NatSec Roundup

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On September 18, 2019
And when push comes to shove, I will send a fully armed battalion to remind you of my love. Trump nominates guy with expertise in managing violent, paranoid tyrants to the NSA post. Seriously though, the selection is… not horrible, given the options? O’Brien has a reputation for competence, along with the sort of moderately […]
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Monday NatSec Roundup

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On September 16, 2019
As the excited passions of hostile people are of themselves a powerful enemy, both the general and his government should use their best efforts to allay them. Lotsa stuff happening with Iran and Saudi Arabia! The attack (which was extremely carefully targeted) has already driven up oil prices. There’s a lot of discussion about the […]
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On September 11, 2019
Everything in war is very simple. But the simplest thing is difficult. It’s been eighteen years since that morning. Politico has an account of the Final Days of John Bolton that makes clear the complete disaster of foreign policy decision-making in the Trump administration. It’s an utterly dysfunctional system bred from the extraordinary overconfidence of […]
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Monday NatSec Roundup

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On September 9, 2019
We didn’t start the fireIt was always burningSince the world’s been turning I dunno what to say about the Afghan peace talks. It’s important to remember that these talks are not about ending the war, they’re about limiting the extent of US participation in the (very possibly decades) of war that remain. Indeed, the talks […]

Fire for Effect

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On September 3, 2019

Towards the end of World War II, the US Navy had lots of battleships and not much to do with them. With the Army Air Force busy incinerating most of Japan’s cities, the Navy eventually decided t

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