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Libya: Operational Success, Strategic Failure

Last week, Bloomberg’s Jonathan Alter posed a tantalizing question: “you think Obama’s been a bad president? Prove it.” More specifically, Alter challenged the president’s detractors to identify specific administration policy failures. On Monday, conservative David Frum responded to Alter’s throwing down the gauntlet … Continue reading

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Top Turkish Generals Resign En Masse

The New York Times just reported that Turkey’s top military commanders resigned en masse today. This development is a negative one for NATO, Turkey, and the broader Middle East. Historically, the Turkish military has been the sole guarantor of stability … Continue reading

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Let the Middle Eastern Proliferation Spiral Begin!

“There is probably no institution in the world that should be kept as far away from a nuclear power plant as the Turkish Atomic Energy Institution.” — Nuclear regulator charged with supervising nuclear material A little less than a week … Continue reading

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