Mark Thompson

Pulitzer Prize-winner Mark Thompson has covered national security in Washington since 1979, and for Time since 1994. Follow him on Twitter at @MarkThompson_DC

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The Last of the Doughboys

For those of us of a certain age, there was a certain poignancy watching the last of the nation’s World War I vets – those who went to Europe in 1917-1918 to fight in the “war to end all wars” – slowly die off. Frank …

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Reefer Madness

Earlier this year, a Navy ship, the USS Guardian, grounded itself on the Philippine’s treasured Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Eventually, the vessel had to be cut apart and removed, piece by piece. The U.S. Navy agreed to pay a …

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Critic, Booster, Porkers

The days of legitimate debate over the value of missiles defense seem to have faded into history.

The issue has become one of theology. Those involved are either true believers, or heretics. It’s like listening to a church …

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