Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Pipe Dream of Easy War

Best line: “Although the defense budget is under pressure, clear thinking about war costs nothing.” July 20, 2013 The Pipe Dream of Easy War By H. R. McMASTER FORT BENNING, Ga. — “A GREAT deal of intelligence can be invested … Continue reading

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What Happens When We Actually Catch Edward Snowden?

What Happens When We Actually Catch Edward Snowden? By David Pozen Monday, July 15, 2013 at 9:56 AM The United States is pressing hard to get hold of National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. But if and when Snowden is … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: What Pakistan Wants

NYRblog : Roving thoughts and provocations from our writers Font Size: A A A Afghanistan: What Pakistan Wants Anatol Lieven Akhter Gulfam/epa/Corbis A Pakistani paramilitary soldier mans a checkpoint at the Pakistani-Afghan border in Chaman, Pakistan, May 20, 2013 To … Continue reading

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Afghanistan: The War After the War

NYRblog : Roving thoughts and provocations from our writers Font Size: A A A Afghanistan: The War After the War Anatol Lieven Corbis/Xinhua/Azorda An Afghan National Army soldier during an operation against Taliban fighters in Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan, July 9, … Continue reading

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Syria Weighs Its Tactics as Pillars of Its Economy Continue to Crumble

July 13, 2013 Syria Weighs Its Tactics as Pillars of Its Economy Continue to Crumble By ANNE BARNARD BEIRUT, Lebanon — Even as the Syrian government makes some gains against the rebels on the battlefield, it is taking a rout … Continue reading

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Hardening Split in Egypt as Islamists Stage Huge Demonstrations

July 12, 2013 Hardening Split in Egypt as Islamists Stage Huge Demonstrations By BEN HUBBARD CAIRO — Hundreds of thousands of Egyptian Islamists and other supporters of Mohamed Morsi, the country’s first freely elected president, who was ousted and detained … Continue reading

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Syrian Rebel Infighting Undermines Anti-Assad Effort

July 12, 2013 Syrian Rebel Infighting Undermines Anti-Assad Effort By ANNE BARNARD and HWAIDA SAAD BEIRUT, Lebanon — Competing rebel factions in Syria are increasingly attacking each other in a series of killings, kidnappings and beheadings, undermining the already struggling … Continue reading

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Sudden Improvements in Egypt Suggest a Campaign to Undermine Morsi

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Egypt Is Arena for Influence of Arab Rivals

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Talking Cyberthreat With China

July 9, 2013 Talking Cyberthreat With China By JOSHUA COOPER RAMO BEIJING — We confront the problem of I.T. weaponry and national security today with the same uncertainty that we brought to nuclear weapons during the early years of the … Continue reading

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