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A 'War on the Rocks' Xmas reading list

Best Defense is in summer re-runs. This item originally ran on December 18, 2013.

I've been reading the blog "War on the Rocks" with interest, and so am pleased to be able to recommend their year-end reading list. But I still don't understand the blog's name. Does it refer to running aground or drinking whiskey? Or to something else?

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The appropriate response to Putin: No civilian flights to or from Moscow

By Joseph Schmitz

Best Defense guest columnist

The shoot-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) is far more than just another tragic event or the consequence of big-power carelessness. Rather, this first use of high-altitude surface-to-air missiles against international civilian flights by non-state actors presents an unprecedented threat to international civilian aviation.

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O! The damage 'Once an Eagle' has done to my Army -- and yes, it is partly my fault

Best Defense is in summer re-runs. This item originally ran on December 18, 2013.

By Maj. Gen. Robert Scales, U.S. Army (Ret.) Best Defense guest confessor

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