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Picking Up the Pieces at the Pentagon

Firing Hagel was the easy part. Finding a new Pentagon chief capable of dealing with the Islamic State, a micromanaging White House, and angry Republicans will be far harder.

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Is Inequality a Bigger Threat than the Islamic State?

In the Age of Fear, the sensational always overtakes the important.

Win McNamee

The Big Counterterrorism Counterfactual

Is the NSA actually making us worse at fighting terrorism? 

Win McNamee

The Midterm’s Mantra of Fear and Loathing

Don’t kid yourselves; from the Islamic State to Ukraine to Iran, foreign policy mattered in Tuesday's elections.

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The Obama Administration Has a Kiss-and-Tell Problem

In its excitement to trumpet the coalition against the Islamic State, the U.S. is outing partners before they're ready to go steady.

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But This Threatiness Goes to 11…

The commander in chief lays out his justification for the war in Syria and Iraq.