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A paper from the Special Operations Command sez the Westphalian structure has gone belly up.

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A paper from the Special Operations Command sez the Westphalian structure has gone belly up. The author seems kinda gleeful about it. Here it is.

The paper does seem correct in light of this week’s events. At the same time, I think the nation-state is a more durable concept than peoples seem to think. Borders have been pretty unchanged since World War II.

And, since it is Friday, here is the best report I’ve seen on the Clinton e-mail situation.

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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. @tomricks1

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