Author: Cheryl Rofer

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Death From The Sky

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In afghanistan , intelligence
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On September 13, 2021
On August 29, a Hellfire missile hit a target that General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, assured us was a “righteous strike” against the bombmaker responsible for the explosion at Kabul International airport that killed 60 Afghans and 13 American military personnel. The New York Times and the Washington Post tell […]

Too Much Virus

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On September 12, 2021

This may be simple and obvious, but it’s worth saying. The more virus there is around, the more danger to all of us, including the vaqccinated. That’s why nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) li

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Who Are The Blob?

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In afghanistan , foreign policy
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On September 3, 2021
Ending the war in Afghanistan brought out opposition that has been labeled “the Blob.” But who are the Blob? The commonality among those being labeled the Blob seems to be that they want the war to continue. Many of them deny that but present arguments that a “small” military presence might be maintained. Most argue […]

Boondoggle!

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On August 18, 2021

Vladimir Putin has proudly announced that Russia is developing superweapons that will get around the American missile defenses he sees as destabilizing the nuclear standoff. Poseidon, also known as Ka

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Trouble At The Pit Factory

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In General
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On August 10, 2021
The National Nuclear Security Administration, the part of the Department of Energy that designs and builds nuclear weapons, promised some time back that they would be able to build up to 80 new plutonium pits a year for nuclear weapons by 2030. In June, the administrator admitted that this won’t happen. Maybe by 2035. The […]
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Last weekend, Dan Nexon published a piece I wrote at the Duck of Minerva. There’s an ongoing argument about NATO expansion after the fall of the Soviet Union, among scholars of the period and more casual commentators. There have been a number of sub-arguments, including whether Russia was promised that NATO would not expand. That […]
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