Did the Moon Landing Have Meaning?

On July 20, 1969, Astronaut Neil Armstrong left Apollo 11, stepped on the surface of the moon, and told the world that he was making history. His first step, he declared, was “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” But what was the “giant” leap? Was the moon landing a singular…

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To Lose a Country

As the title notes, countries can be “lost,” but, in this context, what does “lost” mean? Where are the examples? One meaning, certainly, is the ultimate purpose of all national security policies and goals, i.e. to survive.

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The apparent imminence of war

The entire region between the Mediterranean Sea and India is a seething cauldron of threats, counter-threats, plots, conspiracies, economic sanctions, and military movements. At any moment, an incident, misunderstanding, or accident could cause the cauldron to boil over into open interstate war.

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