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Swimming Polish PT-76s circa 1970. Janusz Magnuski photo A lightly armored Cold War tank gave U.S. Special Forces a nasty shock in the Vietnam War by SÉBASTIEN ROBLIN The PT-76 seems like a minor oddity of the Cold War — a Soviet amphibious light tank with thin armor and an unimpressive... Read more
Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. U.S. Navy photo Podcast — for authoritarians, bad behavior is almost always good policy by MATTHEW GAULT For his views on democracies and dictatorships, he’s been called a cynic. But NYU professor Alastair Smith doesn’t think that makes him wrong. This week on War College, Smith... Read more
Finish up the chat. It’s time to go home. U.S. Army photo Podcast — we’re accidentally funding the Taliban and it’s time to go by MATTHEW GAULT After thousands of American lives, literally billions of dollars and more than 15 years, the U.S. can’t seem to quit its longest war in... Read more
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U.S. president Donald Trump speaks at the Department of Homeland Security in January 2017. Photo via Wikimedia Liberals are losing badly by BRIAN E. FRYDENBORG This is part two of a two-part essay. Read part one. By the standards discussed, Donald Trump is clearly a democratic fascist — with the differences between the... Read more
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