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My column this week calls for a more rigorous appraisal of US interests in Afghanistan, and gives some reasons why we’re unlikely to see it: In other words, would it make sense for the United States to “lose” the war in Afghanistan simply to put an end to the steady stream of casualties and the […]

Oh Sweet Jeebus

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In Robert Farley
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On August 27, 2010
Our last commander in Afghanistan was an avowed fan of Bud Light Lime. His replacement? Despite admitting that he has not purchased a compact disc in years, General David Petraeus revealed Wednesday that he is “an Enya guy,” referring to the new-age Irish musician. “I do like Celtic music. And Enya is among those,” the […]

Civilian Control

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In Robert Farley
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On August 5, 2010
I have an article up at Right Web on conservatives and civilian control of the military: The reaction of right-wing elites to the cashiering of McChrystal represents a genuine improvement over the historical attitude of conservatives toward civ-mil relations. Most importantly, conservatives have affirmed civilian supremacy over the military, even in the context of a […]
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