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The Landing Zone


Breaking the Ice in the Arctic

Breaking the Ice in the Arctic

Without the rest of the world noticing, Russia is slowly moving into the Arctic regions, possibly to the detriment of other nations.

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The anonymous war against ISIS

The anonymous war against ISIS

Despite a $1 billion price tag and commitment of significant military resources, the mission against ISIS is still, puzzlingly, unnamed.

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The Costs of Turning Inward

The Costs of Turning Inward

The United States is at a crossroads with its space program after spending decades revering it as a source of national pride and achievement.

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Playing the Kurdish Card

Playing the Kurdish Card

If, or when, Iraq crumbles, the United States should remember its 'old friends' - the Kurds.

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A busy base in East Africa

A busy base in East Africa

As operations in Afghanistan wind down, it’s Camp Lemmonier in Djibouti – the front line and jumping-off point for U.S. expeditionary forces defending our freedoms and fighting our enemies.

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Learning by Disaster

Learning by Disaster

The consequences of an Army with fewer resources and fewer soldiers are glaring and grim.

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A Promise Kept

A Promise Kept

Even though other countries are displeased with the United States, they don't forget the sacrifices of American veterans laid to rest on their native soil.

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U.S. Navy: Drifting Toward Danger

U.S. Navy: Drifting Toward Danger

If cuts to the Navy cause the United States to lose its status as a maritime power, the effects will be felt domestically and ripple through to the rest of the world.

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