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Hagel's Afghanistan-less Hearing

Author: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Foreign Policy

Throughout Chuck Hagel's marathon confirmation hearing, America's decade-long war in Afghanistan was noticeably overlooked. But it is curious to see the next secretary of defense receive so few inquiries from senators about the war whose end he will presumably oversee in the coming years, says Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

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Bureaucrats in Uniform

Author: Max Boot
New York Times

Max Boot reviews The Generals by Thomas E. Rick, a book that traces the evolution of prevailing attitudes toward the promotion and relief of generals from the 1940s to present day, seeking to discover how the Army changed so dramatically in the past sixty-plus years and the consequences for the future of American military power.

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Interview

Trainor: Rumsfeld Likely to Leave ‘Very Negative’ Legacy as Defense Secretary

Marine Lieut. Gen. (ret.) Bernard E. Trainor interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Retired Marine Lieut. Gen. Bernard E. Trainor, who has coauthored a book on the planning for the Iraq war, says that departing Secretary of Defense Donald M. Rumsfeld will probably leave a “negative legacy” as a result of his insistence on refusing military requests to plan adequately for the chaos that arose in Iraq.

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