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The Lilith Fair of national security

This afternoon I’ll be at the annual CNAS policy hoedown. We will decide, among other things, whether COIN is last year’s flavor or simply the beginning of a new era of warefare, as for example Mexican drug cartels erode national security on our southwestern border.  If you couldn’t get a ticket, or didn’t want to ...

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DeusXFlorida/flickr

This afternoon I’ll be at the annual CNAS policy hoedown. We will decide, among other things, whether COIN is last year’s flavor or simply the beginning of a new era of warefare, as for example Mexican drug cartels erode national security on our southwestern border. 

If you couldn’t get a ticket, or didn’t want to pay the scalpers, you can watch the whole thing on this webcast. The opening act starts at 1:30.

I can’t tell whether that is Nagl or Exum in the photo above, by the way.  

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. Twitter: @tomricks1