Beltway Traffic Jam

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. Uh, “B”? Expedient post title, cuts to the quick, invokes the hurried life of a busy blogger. 😉

  2. Hmmm, OK, but I almost liked “B” more. 😉

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  5. James Joyner says:

    Sorry–the autofill feature didn’t “take.” It showed “Beltway Traffic Jam” when I typed “B” but it didn’t actually fill it in.

    I must have been editing when you were commenting.

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  9. Heh, that’s funny, with all that, my tb ping didn’t take… network interruption, or caught you when editing? Only noticed now, tried again, lol.

  10. Thought Police 1, Bar Owner 0

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    Note: More text from the article was added at 10:30 a.m. for clarity.
    If you walk …

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    Podcast: Hooray For Spying

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