Best Defense

WWII query: Why did France surrender so quickly while Russia held out for years?

Best Defense is in summer reruns. Here is an item that originally ran on December 31, 2015.


The French Prime Minister Was Booed at a Memorial Service in Nice

The French prime minister went to Nice to offer his condolences. He was greeted by a crowd that didn't want him there.


Islamic State Claims Credit for Nice Attack as Investigation Continues

The Islamic State’s news agency calls Nice attacker “soldier of the Islamic State,” though there’s not yet any indication the group played a role in directing or carrying out the attack.


The Misguided Logic of Keeping Calm in the Face of Terror

No, chances are you won’t die in a terrorist attack. But citing statistics about calculated horror misses the point.

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