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This is a guest post by Dr. Chris Koski, Associate Professor of Political Science at Reed College. Repealing Obamacare? No. Try, repealing Johnsoncare. Folks should understand that the current House and Senate bills are mostly not actually about the Affordable Care Act (ACA)- these bills are about lowering taxes and reforming Johnsoncare – a.k.a. Medicaid. […]

‘Nam

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On June 22, 2017

  Over at the National Interest, I take on Mark Moyar’s latest update to the “We could have won the Vietnam War” argument.  After reading and reviewing (will be up on H-Net sho

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Su-22 Down

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In Robert Farley
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On June 19, 2017
So we got this going on: A U.S. Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet from Carrier Air Wing 8 on board the USS George Bush shot down a Syrian Air Force Su-22 ground attack aircraft near Raqqa, Syria after the aircraft struck ground troops in Ja-Din, south of Tabqah, near Raqqa. According to most sources it is […]
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Midway

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In Robert Farley
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On June 13, 2017
I had a couple of pieces on the Midway commemoration last week.  First, some technical thoughts: The basic tactical situation at Midway is well-known; the Americans enjoyed the advantages of land-based air (aircraft launched from Midway itself) as well as intelligence regarding the timing and disposition of Japanese forces. The Japanese enjoyed a huge numerical […]
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