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Turkey to Putin: Welcome to the bigs

It’s one thing to be a KGBeastie stylin’ around Dresden, East Germany. It’s another to ignore warnings from a NATO country about its sovereignty. That’s what Vladimir Putin has learned in the last day or so, I think.

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Comanche exceptionalism (II): How the tribe rose to dominate the Southwest

Once the Comanches’ food sources were secured in the mid-18th century, the tribe’s size exploded.

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Advice for adjusting vets: Find other vets

In the September issue of ARMY magazine, there’s an interesting comment from former Sgt. Robert Vessels, who did tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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‘The Comanche Empire’: A book that changed how I understand our history

Earlier this year, Lance Blyth wrote a column here recommending 10 books to understand how American Indians adapted to the gun and the horse.

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Dubik: Where the Obama Administration dropped the ball, badly, on Iraq policy

“Once the violence and the insurgency were reduced, the nonmilitary elements of the Surge became even more important. Unfortunately, U.S. policy did not see it that way.”

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At the end of Ia Drang battle

In this newsclip, Army Lt. Col. Hal Moore is amazingly coherent after three days of fighting. (HT to JT)

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Navy boots another female skipper

The behavior of the CO of the USS Whirlwind was found to be disappropriate.

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Time for America to Step Up in the South China Sea

America's challenge to China's unilateral claims to the international waterways of the South China Sea is long overdue. Chinese strategists have repeatedly told foreign observers ...

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