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East vs. West, again

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Borderline Euphoric

Cold War II gets a bipartisan welcome

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Flying Blind

The U.S. air-power lobby, botched bombing missions, and bootless combat.

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Letter from Washington — From the September 2014 issue

Washington Is Burning

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Two centuries of racial tribulation in the nation’s capital

Heart of Empire — June 12, 2014, 12:41 pm

The Long Shadow of a Neocon

Reassessing a primary architect of Iraq and Afghanistan’s current misery

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Manufactured Crisis: The Untold Story of the Iran Nuclear Scare

Gareth Porter on the true history of Iran’s nuclear program

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Sins of the Fatcat

Bob Ivry’s guide for tracking down the live villains and unburied bodies of the 2008 crash

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Will the Air Force kill its most effective weapon?

Heart of Empire — January 22, 2014, 2:02 pm

Warthogs and All

The U.S. Air Force’s foolish plan to scrap its most effective plane

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