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  • Situation Report

    FP's Situation Report: Do Russia-Ukraine peace talks stand a chance in Geneva?

    Hagel meeting with Poland’s defense chief; An explosion of foreign fighters in Syria; and a bit more.
  • Argument

    These Aren't the Drones You're Looking For

    Why the Navy’s betting on the wrong robot airplane for future wars.
  • Situation Report

    FP’s Situation Report: Russian troops, or Ukrainian defectors?

    A new Medal of Honor for Army veteran; New York Times piece explores ties between military and KKK; and a bit more.
  • Situation Report

    FP's Situation Report: Remembering the Boston Marathon bombing one year later

    CIA chief quietly visits Ukraine; a top Marine touches the military benefits third rail; and a bit more.
  • Situation Report

    FP’s Situation Report: The hunt for missing Flight 370 goes underwater

    KKK links in Kansas shootings; U.S. diplomatic ‘brain drain’ in Afghanistan; Career anxiety at West Point; and a bit more.
  • Situation Report

    FP's Situation Report: Dems getting restless on Syria

    Obama at Fort Hood; Hagel comes home; A dangerous legacy in Afg; The effort to build the Iron Man suit; Party like a four-star; and a bit more.

  • Situation Report

    FP's Situation Report: How Washington turned its back on Darfur

    Hagel in Beijing and a U.S.-China divide exposed; Fears of extremism and ethnic violence in Africa; Can you laugh at the military?; and a bit more.

  • Situation Report

    FP's Situation Report: State, Pentagon clash over Syria intervention

    USAID contractor announces a hunger strike in Havana; Another is arrested in Afg; Gun control an issue at the DoD; What do artists, bug splats and the drone war have in common?; and a bit more.

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