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Abu Mook does Af-Pak

Now that his family has merged its radio network with Sirius, Andrew XM has had more time to think about policy, as well as his Italian supermodel girlfriend, and it shows. His new paper, written with three co-authors,  recommends four major changes to help us get through the next 12 months of this war. Their ...

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Now that his family has merged its radio network with Sirius, Andrew XM has had more time to think about policy, as well as his Italian supermodel girlfriend, and it shows. His new paper, written with three co-authors,  recommends four major changes to help us get through the next 12 months of this war. Their call to curtail drone strikes in Pakistan has gotten the most attention, but I also am interested in the recommendation to transfer funding from the Pakistani military to the Pakistani police. My gut feeling: If you want to know where Obama policy will be in six months, read his CNAS paper now.

Bonus points available for anyone who can identify the actor who posed the question, “Who you calling a mook?”

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. @tomricks1
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