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During his January 12 Senate confirmation hearing,
Tom Clancy’s 1986 novel
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The Washington establishment was stunned.A political outsider with few connections in the nation’s capital, but wide national
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Yes, America's stealth fighters and bombers are amazing--but they can be defeated. The United States has poured ten of billions of dollars
Riddle me this: what one thing would you change about the U.S. Navy if you were appointed Secretary of the Navy for a Day? And not just