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Thursday NatSec Roundup

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On August 13, 2020
Do you know the Klingon proverb that tells us revenge is a dish that is best served cold? It is very cold in space Interesting stuff from RAND on the demographics and training of the senior leadership of each of the services. A nice essay from David von Drehe on the legacy of Hiroshima and […]
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The Other Shoe

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On August 9, 2020
Looks like we’re about to lose college football. Commissioners of the Power 5 conferences held an emergency meeting on Sunday, as there is growing concern among college athletics officials that the upcoming football season and other fall sports can’t be played because of the coronavirus pandemic, sources told ESPN. Several sources have indicated to ESPN […]
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Monday NatSec Roundup

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On August 3, 2020
In times past, among the milder people it was accounted great impiety to assail them by war who would put their cause to arbitrement; on the contrary part, they who would refuse so equal a condition were repressed by the common aid not as enemies of one but of all. Interesting review of Christopher Brose’ […]
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I’ve been planning to write on the demographics of the US military for a while, and now’s as good of a time as any. AOC is proposing the wrong solution to the wrong problem, and it’s because of a pervasive misunderstanding of the demographic foundations of the US military. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) has introduced […]
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