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Alex Rothman

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Remember Libya?

(5) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 11:07 AM

When Libya comes up in policy discussions, the conversation quickly moves toward the state of play in Syria, where the regime appears to be upholding a tenuous ceasefire. Reports of attacks against the opposition are ongoing, however, and could quickly unravel the fragile agreement. Meanwhile, in Libya, efforts to consolidate...

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Open Letter to the Super Committee

(16) Comments | Posted October 13, 2011 | 2:10 PM

Over the next two months, the bipartisan "super committee" set up under the debt ceiling deal will work to find $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade. Given the long-term threat that the federal deficit poses to American security, power, and interests, it is imperative that the committee...

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Defense Authorization and New START

(7) Comments | Posted May 27, 2011 | 1:55 PM

Less than a month after Obama got Osama, House Republicans still don't trust the president to safeguard U.S. national security. At least, that's only possibly explanation for this year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which passed the House yesterday and is now headed to the Democrat-controlled Senate.

While the NDAA...

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