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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Battleland Battleland

Trial Balloon

President Obama is considering pulling all 63,000 U.S. troops still in Afghanistan out by next summer, according to a story in Tuesday’s New York Times.

Apparently, President Obama is piqued over being dissed by Afghan …

Battleland Battleland

Hunting Down Che Guevara

Ernesto “Che” Guevera has morphed from historical figure to historic icon since he was hunted down and killed by U.S.-trained Bolivian forces in 1967. How much of the Argentine Marxist’s story is fact, and how much is …

Battleland Battleland

Service-Connected Dissembling

The welter of special rules and exemptions making one’s company eligible for government contracts has always been ripe for abuse.

Fascinating to watch Rep. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill. – a one-time UH-60 Black Hawk pilot who …

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