Beltway Traffic Jam

Rather than a meeting, we had a department picnic this afternoon. More fun, to be sure, although the impact on the Traffic Jam is similar. Create your own linkfest below.

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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.


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  7. JACK ARMY says:

    Recruiting news around the media

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  9. Today’s Listening Pleasure-June 23-34 “Combined Operations”

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