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On memoirs

May 20, 2016  •  The Wall Street Journal

When Light Pierced the Darkness

By Nechama Tec (1986)

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The next US victory in Iraq may just mean another crisis

May 16, 2016  •  New York Post

President Obama could end his presidency with a crisis in Iraq of his own making.

In April, the president said the conditions for liberating Mosul from the Islamic State should be in place by year's end. But Sunni Iraqi tribal leaders and Kurds are quietly warning that "doing Mosul" is likely to result not in military victory but a humanitarian and political disaster.

First, Iraq's second-largest city is home to 1 million to 2 million people. ISIS, which hasn't hesitated to slaughter fellow Arabs and flatten cities, has had ample time to prepare to take hostages and booby-trap buildings.

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It's what was left unsaid in Trump's speech that matters most

April 27, 2016  •  Fox News

What was important about Donald Trump's much anticipated foreign policy speech Wednesday is what he didn't say. There was no mention by the self-declared Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee of his determination to build a wall between Mexico and the United States and get the Mexican government to pay for it.

There was only a passing reference to his frequent criticism of illegal immigrants, the theme that helped launch his presidential campaign last summer.

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Missing in Action
The U.S. still lacks a comprehensive counterterror strategy

Spring 2016  •  City Journal

In January 2001, a bipartisan federal commission led by Senators Warren B. Rudman and Gary Hart published "New World Coming," the first installment of a three-volume report on American security in the twenty-first century. Its warnings proved prescient. Challenged by the eruption of "long-suppressed nationalisms, ethnic or religious violence, humanitarian disasters, major catalytic regional crises, and the spread of dangerous weapons," the U.S. military would eventually be unable to protect Americans from terrorist groups and rogue states in possession of weapons of mass destruction. "Americans will likely die on American soil, possibly in large numbers," the authors warned. In September of that year, the World Trade Center fell.

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Trump, Sanders, Cruz, Hillary and the real New York value -- chutzpah

April 18, 2016  •  Fox News

New Yorkers often invoke a Yiddish word that defies quick translation but is widely understood throughout the nation – "chutzpah." Its classic definition, the boy who murders his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court because he's an orphan, could apply to recent statements by all the leading presidential candidates.

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Books by Judith Miller

Cover of The Story: A Reporter's Journey Cover of Germs Cover of God Has Ninety-Nine Names Cover of Saddam Hussein and the Crisis in the Gulf Cover of One, by One, by One

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