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Back to Iraq?: An exchange between 2 Marines in Hawaii with different views

By Lt. Jacob O. Bridge, USMC

Best Defense guest correspondent

This is a conversation that happened Thursday, Sept. 25. I don't normally have this kind of conversation with anyone at work because I know that I'll get nowhere. But this sergeant had been sitting in my office for over 15 minutes complaining about his life to his sergeant friend.

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Unhappy drone crews booed commander?

Here is some interesting stuff from "War is Boring":

"Drone crews became so unhappy that, in one chilling moment in late 2005 or early 2006, a group of Predator operators actually booed their commander.

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Donnelly: Sean Kay is wrong because, like so many realists, he overvalues realism

By Thomas Donnelly

Best Defense guest respondent

Sean Kay may be correct that I have misdiagnosed what ails the Obama Administration's foreign policy, though I would note that the level of elite anxiety about the Levant, Ukraine and maritime East Asia seems only to be rising: Marc Ambinder is no neocon, but he declares the world to be "en fuego" and that, while "Obama seems to be flailing in front of everyone," it's also true that "there is no GOP alternative."  If that's not a measure of Establishment melt-down, I don't know what is.

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