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The Gun Smuggler’s Lament

In 2011, Osama Kubbar ran Qatari-supplied arms to Libyan rebels battling the Qaddafi regime. Today, he is watching his country’s civil war from afar. This is the story of a failed revolution and the people it engulfed.


In South China Sea, a Tougher U.S. Stance

Rejecting China’s "Great Wall of Sand," the U.S. Navy will patrol near man-made islands constructed by Beijing.


Ash Carter Is Looking to the Future. The Mideast Is Keeping Him Stuck in the Past.

The rise of the Islamic State has the Pentagon chief mired in wars he didn't want to fight.

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