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4 pernicious myths of the U.S. military

Clear-thinking Janine Davidson perceives four dangerous myths that drive our policy but also blind us somewhat.

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Clear-thinking Janine Davidson perceives four dangerous myths that drive our policy but also blind us somewhat:

  1. The Maserati myth
  2. The shock & awe myth
  3. The interagency myth
  4. The superhero myth

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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

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