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Decoding DC: Talk like a Beltway native!

Rosa Brooks acts as a guide to the narrative jungle of Washington foreign policy.

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Rosa Brooks acts as a guide to the narrative jungle of Washington foreign policy. For example:

“These gains are fragile and reversible.”
(Translation: “Don’t blame me if they evaporate.”)

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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.

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