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WDotW: Is this the ideal military unit?

Best Defense is in summer re-runs. This item originally ran on January 31, 2014. An NCO who takes care of his unit, another member stands ...

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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: A Puppy Postcard from the Royal Australian Air Force

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent Almost exactly one month ago, Osha, a military dog in the RAAF gave birth to 17 (yes, ...

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WDotW: Is this the ideal military unit?

An NCO who takes care of his unit, another member stands on the lookout, and two guys in the background are just loafing and watching ...

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What Richard III Can Teach Us Today

The world is grown so bad that wrens make prey where eagles dare not perch. Can Shakespeare’s fallen tyrant help us set it to rights?

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The eclipse of American (electrical) power

I've made this point before -- here and here -- and I suspect I'll have to make it again. But whatever you think of the ...

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Rebecca’s War Dog of the Week: DOD’s longest-serving canine, Tanja, retires

By Rebecca Frankel Best Defense Chief Canine Correspondent Tanja, a Belgian Malanois, was up until her retirement from service this week, the longest serving military ...

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Some inconvenient truths

Here's a little fantasy for you to ponder: what if one of our senior foreign policy officials accidentally swallowed some sodium pentothal (aka "truth serum") ...

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Blogs and beer

When Andrew Sullivan announced last week that he was taking his uber-blog, The Dish, independent and relying solely on reader subscriptions to fund the operation, ...

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Top 5 parties in world history

So 2012 is coming to an end and you're busy planning how to ring in 2013. Are you aiming to host a world-historical event? If ...

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