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Fighting Words

Has the nature of "war" changed since the days of Clausewitz?

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Incarceration Nation

What if America's incarcerated population really was a nation?

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Never Waver

Now is the time for Obama to beat back the congressional hawks taking aim at the Iran deal.

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Smother 'Em With Love

Why it’s time for the United States to cuddle up with Iran.

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Privacy Is a Red Herring

The debate over NSA surveillance is about something else entirely.

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Public Citizen

If our kids don't all have tracking chips, the terrorists win.

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And the Moral of the Tweet Is...

How @NatSecWonk shows that D.C. is a wonderful, terrible place.

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It Was Nice While It Lasted

Reflections on the end of America.

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Consider the Duck-Rabbit

How this Wittgenstein sketch explains the Somalia SEAL raid.

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The Failure of Impasse

From Vietnam to Syria, the appalling history of U.S. efforts to end wars by creating stalemate.

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How to Be a Foreign Policy Genius in 7 Minutes

A Rosa Brooks PSA for furloughed employees.

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Blood on the Constitution

America will never solve its gun problem until it gets over its fetish for the Founding Fathers.

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Wishful Thinking

Frustrated with Obama's Syria speech? Here are two better ones he could have given.

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Obama Can't Win

Even if Congress approves the Syria adventure, the president still loses.

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Wounded Giant

The only thing America is good at these days is breaking things.

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A Model of American Opacity

How Obama's drone war echoes Egypt's military crackdown.

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Women Are from Mars Too

Why more female leaders won't mean less war.

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Uncle Sam Wants Who?

The real reasons people join the military.

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Heroes, Villains, and Victims

Three myths about the military.

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The Case for American Propaganda

Complain all you want. But Uncle Sam produces better journalism than most of you yahoos.

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Is Sexual Assault Really an 'Epidemic'?

The U.S. military actually looks pretty good compared to, say, college.

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America the Coupless

Just because our military won't take over doesn't mean civilians can ignore it.

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Transnational Security Advisors

Susan Rice and Samantha Power will finally move U.S. foreign policy into the 21st century.

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Automatic for the People

How to end Obama's culture of secrecy in just a few lines of code.

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Authorize This

Can Obama put the war on terror on a new legal footing?

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The War Professor

Can Obama finally make the legal case for his war on terror?

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The Electric Kool-Aid Flashback Test

Should we arm the Syrian rebels? America's attempts to do so in the past hold a few answers.

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