Best Defense

How should the USMC have responded to Sarah Silverman’s boot camp tweets?

I like “Task & Purpose,” but I thought an article it ran about how the Marine Corps could have had a little fun with Silverman’s concern about hazing in boot camp was off base.


What Is Going on with this Flagship Hong Kong Newspaper?

First a strange interview. Then its Chinese-language operations went dark.


Live by the Pen, Die by the Sword

The war against journalists in Ukraine is getting bloody.


The Islamic Republic’s War on Women

The election of Hassan Rouhani gave new momentum to Iran’s devout Muslim feminists — but the mullahs aren’t having it.


Can Cartoons Save Pakistan’s Children From Jihad?

A bold movement of progressive publishers and artists is bringing new comic book heroes to Pakistan’s at-risk children.

Best Defense

A stunning profile of Ben Rhodes, the asshole who is the president’s foreign policy guru

Best Defense is in summer reruns. Here is an item that originally ran on May 6, 2016.

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