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The Past Isn’t Past

Is the past really a foreign country?  Did they do things so differently then?  Or is it that the past isn’t dead after all—and isn’t even past?

In Washington, it is always 1939.  But the Crimea isn’t the Sudetenland, and

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“Not a Slam Dunk”: Syria and Chemical Weapons

On August 31, President Obama announced that he would seek congressional approval for military action against Syria, in response to chemical-weapons attacks that took place outside Damascus ten days earlier.  The White House said the attacks killed 1,400 people, including

Plausible Deniability: The U.S. Assassination Program
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Plausible Deniability: The U.S. Assassination Program

Mercenary (Mer-cen-ar-y): Adjective (of a person or their [sic] behavior): Primarily concerned with making money at the expense of ethics; Noun: A professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army; Synonyms: adjective venal; noun hireling soldier of