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Dow Triumphalism

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On July 17, 2007

While checking the stats on his Ameritrade account, Larry Kudlow experiences a sudden rush of blood to the groin: And what’s more, this global stock market boom signifies a major defeat for al Qaeda

(As much as I try to pry myself away from Political Scientists, they keep pulling me back in. Nevertheless, it is an honor to be guest blogging here amongst the ivory tower academics at LGM. Though if I’m exposed to any references to heteroskedasticity, endogeneity or two-stage least squares regressions, I’m outta here.) As Markos […]

The Other 600

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In casualties , contractors , Iraq
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On April 17, 2007
Defense News: There are roughly 130,000 contractors in Iraq, said [Barry} McCaffrey; about 4,000 of them have been wounded and 600 have been killed, he said. It’s unclear whether McCaffrey was talking specifically about American deaths or contractor deaths overall, but the comment highlights an oft-overlooked aspect of the chaos in Iraq. While most have […]

EFPs

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On April 7, 2007

Gulf Times, via Juan Cole: Lieutenant-Colonel Scott Bleichwehl said troops, facing scattered resistance, discovered a factory that produced “explosively formed penetrators” (EFPs), a particularly

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