Twenty-four of Afghanistan's thirty-four provinces now are directly involved in illicit drug production.
Every review of State Department procedures has noted that the department has too many layers with unclear lines of authority, which impedes the department's ability to make rapid decisions.
Recognizing North Korea as a nuclear power is not the end of the world, but forcing North Korea to disarm might lead to the end the world.
What happens when saving money takes precedence over strategic effectiveness?
Former White House officials, State and Defense Department officials, and foreign policy experts give the odds.
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