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In the new issue of the Armed Forces Journal, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Yingling, deputy commander of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and a distinguished veteran...

Former CIA director George Tenet’s score-settling memoir, At the Center of the Storm, is rocking Washington, with officials in the Bush administration dashing for shelter...

The recent truck bombing of the U.S. combat outpost in the village of Sadah in Diyala province—a bombing that killed nine soldiers from the 82nd...

While we are on the subject of the USSR—Boris Yeltsin's death was the subject of one of my posts here yesterday—it is a good moment...

How good is the CIA these days? In a world with jihadists seeking nuclear weapons, and two hot wars under way, we all have a...

On June 4, the AIPAC trial will commence in Northern Virginia. Keith Weissman and Steven J. Rosen, two former employees of the pro-Israel lobbying organization,...

In a fascinating essay called “The Ploy” in the current Atlantic, Mark Bowden explains how an elite group of Special Operations troops in Iraq known...

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank offers a portrait of the debate on stem-cell research that took place in the Senate over the last two days. He notes...

The New York Times recently ran a story revealing that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice favor the closing of...

Monday’s New York Times highlighted one of the many ways that existing models of medical insurance are beginning to come undone. In this case the...

How, if at all, should we govern new developments in human biotechnology? In many cases, decisions will be made best by the individuals involved. In...

Was Valerie Plame under oath today when she testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and declared that she played no role in...