If you want to improve America's intelligence, don't read the 9/11 report. Read Buchan's Greenmantle or Kipling's Kim. We need agents of daring and skill, not better bureaucrats.
The administration thinks we've ignored Asia and paid too much attention to the Middle East. China doesn't see it that way.
Popular uprisings, social transformations and American interventions have hurt the region's second-largest religion.
The American military is strained by its current commitments to Iraq and is ill-positioned to significantly increase its force presence there, especially for prolonged deployments.
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