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The non-“Special”-ness of LTG McMaster


February 22, 2017 · Michael P. Noonan

Much has been made about President Trump’s selection of Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as his new National Security Advisor. Aside from the potential hiccup wherein the Senate will ...

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National Security Advisor McMaster: The Good and Bad of Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice – General Officer Edition”


February 21, 2017 · Clint Watts

“I’ve got Captain McMaster for MilArt!” West Point cadets enrolled in Military History 302 during the early 1990’s spoke with pride if they were the lucky few drawing McMaster’s ...

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Clouded Reassurances in Asia


February 6, 2017 · Thomas J. Shattuck

Last week, Secretary of Defense James Mattis made his first official foreign visit as a member of the Trump administration. It was also the first overseas visit by any ...

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Will “Chaos” Save America And The Peace? The Coming Battle Between Trump’s Zealots and America’s Pragmatists


January 30, 2017 · Clint Watts

The Trump administration’s week one roll-out of executive orders should not be seen as a shock. In all cases, whether building a wall across the Mexican border, issuing a ...

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Georgian Splits and Struggles


January 27, 2017 · Luis Navarro

In Gore Vidal’s stage play turned film, “The Best Man,” President Art Hockstader says, “Power is not a toy we give to good children. It is a weapon. And ...

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