Tag Archives: AfPak

He’s Dead, Jim

In the late sixties, and since then in endless syndication, we learned that things are pretty simple. In episode after episode of that original Star Trek show, the ship’s medical officer, McCoy, would turn to Captain James T. Kirk and … Continue reading

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Spite and Intimidation as Strategic Thinking

It was an odd moment many years ago, probably in the first year of our second major Iraq War, not the first one managed by the first President Bush, but the second war, initiated by the second President Bush, to … Continue reading

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