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C.J. Chivers
job: . life: housekeeper, driver, laundry man. usmc vet. deckhand, woodcutter, quahog crew. ("short-haired joy & roughness.") THE FIGHTERS.
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Jonathan Landay 43m
My latest exclusive w/@mattspetalnik: Overruling his experts, Pompeo keeps Saudis off U.S....
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C.J. Chivers 49m
your larger point is rock solid. and even if attacks are irrefutably tied to a particular party or state, there are a body of separate questions to work through about process before any war, much less an *american* war. nothing here need be pre-ordained.
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*often* not *always*
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the passing of a lion -- a writer with command of her subject and a gift for and commitment to her craft.
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Sulome Anderson Jun 17
Imagine how much more peaceful the world would be if everyone who wanted to start wars had to actually fight in them.
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C.J. Chivers Jun 17
Replying to @louis_abelman @ExumAM
holy shit civility what’s going on
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C.J. Chivers Jun 17
Replying to @louis_abelman @ExumAM
“strategic error” is too gentle, even for euphemism. pointing it out is a good edit. <that said, i’d bet that ex has stronger language for it too, and this was a shorthand of the weird discourse that has arisen in the 140/280 format.>
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NYT At War Jun 16
In this week's At War newsletter: When a new weapon is introduced in war, the creator’s adversaries always look for an opportunity to get ahold of it, writes
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C.J. Chivers Jun 16
It would be helpful to have some evidence beyond “because i, a spokesman, say so.”
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C.J. Chivers Jun 16
Replying to @ashponders
I was thinking: probably Regarding the Pain of Others.
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C.J. Chivers Jun 16
Replying to @ashponders
Which essays?
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John Ismay Jun 14
If you’ve been wondering what limpet mines are, how they work, who uses them, and why they’re in the news, this is for you
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Sana Safi ثنا ساپۍ Jun 14
“The Afghanistan conflict is now deeply entangled with the India-Pak dispute, the Iran-Saudi rivalry, the Pak-Saudi strategic partnership, US-Iranian hostilities, Pak-Chinese friendship, periodic Indian-Chinese border tensions, US-Indian camaraderie, and US-Russia competition.”
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Charles Crowne Jun 14
Maybe it’s just me, but keep a box of tissues near when you read The Fighters.
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C.J. Chivers Jun 14
Or write it.
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Alex Horton Jun 14
“It’s like every war movie you’ve ever seen but it doesn’t end in 120 minutes,” I wrote in 2008. “It’s on loop.”
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Thomas Gibbons-Neff Jun 14
U.S. Special Forces Battle Against ISIS Turns to Containment, and Concern
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Wesley Morgan Jun 14
. on how US aims have slipped in fight against Islamic State in northeast Afg. Nicholson said IS-K would be "defeated" in 2017. Now a SOF team leader in the fight says “They’re always going to hold those mountains" & it's about containment now.
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John Ismay Jun 14
For anyone writing about limpet mines today, DM me and I can connect you with some buddies of mine from the Navy EOD community who can talk things over with you
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