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America’s Virulent, Extremist Counterterrorism Ideology

America’s Virulent, Extremist Counterterrorism Ideology

Forget the long war; we’re now in the thick of perpetual war.

Surveillance Hawks and Privacy Advocates Agree: House NSA Bill is a Flop

Surveillance Hawks and Privacy Advocates Agree: House NSA Bill is a Flop

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and privacy advocates both agree the NSA reform bill that just passed the House is a dud.

Pentagon Names Two Brainiacs as New Army, Navy Chiefs

Pentagon Names Two Brainiacs as New Army, Navy Chiefs

The Pentagon has plucked two brainy candidates out of relatively new assignments to lead the Army and Navy for the next four years, tapping Gen. Mark Milley as Army chief of staff and Adm.

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