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The next Next Nat Sec generation

CNAS, the little think thank that could, is starting up season II of its terrific program called "Next Generation National Security Leaders." Those selected get to chow down with Washington bigwigs, ask insightful questions, and rub shoulders with like-minded overachievers.

The downside is that you have to apply like right now. All the info is here


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Pentagon public affairs tricks: The special Fort Hood shooting edition

When I was a Pentagon reporter I always stayed on alert on Friday afternoons late in August. Not many reporters are around. Not many sources are around. And even if they are, there aren't as many readers or viewers to see the news stories that result.

I mention this because the Pentagon just released its final review of the recommendations resulting from the Fort Hood shootings of last November.