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Focused Like a Laser, On All the Wrong Things

We used to cover the machinations of the House and Senate armed services committees very closely. Of course, 30 years ago all we cared about was whether 180 or 240 F-16 jets would be ordered in next year’s budget (that’s all our readers at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where the plane is still being built, cared about).

But …

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NoKo Non-Nuclear Blast: A Secret Plea for Help?

North Korea has reacted sharply to criticism over the weekend from the working G8 lunch at Camp David. “All of us agree that North Korea is violating its international obligations and that there is a path for them to rejoin the international community,” President Obama said. “But that objective will not be achieved if they continue …

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Disarming Allies…

Seems kind of strange that the U.S. government is turning over warships to the Philippine navy, but only after the vessels have been stripped of their weapons despite Manila’s request that they remain (better not tell the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the Moro National Liberation Front, Abu Sayyaf, the Rajah Sulaiman Movement, Jemaah …

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“Listen Up, General Pittard.”

I want to make a couple quick comments on the furor over Major General Dana Pittard’s blog post that soldiers who kill themselves are being selfish, and his exhortation that those thinking of suicide should just buck up and face their problems like an adult. “Suicide is an absolutely selfish act,” he wrote to his official blog …

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