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Trump undercuts troop unity he praises

Trump’s own words last month undercut his broader point on Monday: that shared patriotism and common desire to defend the country would unite soldiers, sailors and airmen in a way that we might all emulate.

Extremists’ violence grew as warnings politicized

Right-wing terrorism has become the national security threat that many government leaders have yet to acknowledge.

The new weapons we need to respond to new threats

There is every reason not to limit our ability to bring dangerous nations to heel, not least because new technologies give the U.S. and its allies an opportunity to pre-empt looming threats or respond quickly with proportional force in a crisis.


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Campaign against Qatar ignores its good deeds

Unlike the ruling family in Saudi Arabia constrained by its alliance with Wahhabi clerics, Qatari rulers have determinedly pushed their traditional society toward globalization and westernization.


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Why Confederate monuments should remain

Destroying or removing monuments is the easy way out of our obligation to understand our past and improve our future.


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Working long hours pointless if not productive

If U.S. workers are wasting more office time on social media, it could mean that productivity gains from new technology are being frittered away on a low-grade form of pseudo-leisure.

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Shoot down lawmakers’ nuclear option on Russia

Russia’s violation of the INF Treaty is a serious matter. But a tit-for-tat response — developing our own new nuclear missile — won’t make us safer and will only make the problem worse.


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For N. Korean refugee, threat never ends

While Americans were spared this month from North Korea’s threats of nuclear war, she likely will never escape the risk of death at the hands of that regime.


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Set some nuclear ground rules for Kim Jong Un

While denuclearization should remain the international community’s formal goal, it is no longer a practical policy.

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Trump did some good this week on infrastructure

Trump’s executive order calls for tracking every major infrastructure project, with public disclosure of deadlines and of whether they have been met, alongside potential penalties for poor performance.


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Tillerson, Mattis and Dunford pulled US back from the nuclear brink

After threatening fire and fury, how does a superpower de-escalate? By scrambling its secretary of state, secretary of defense and military chief to reassure foreign leaders that President Donald Trump should be taken seriously, not literally.


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Trump took Palin model, improved it

His popularity is cultural, not political, resilient to the notions of truth and fiction and to Trump’s own failures.


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Good training, data would serve public, police well

Police departments suffer more than the public when facts can’t support what is probably the truth: By far, members of law enforcement carry out their job’s duties in a most commendable manner.

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