Beltway Traffic Jam

If all’s going according to plan, Kim and I are in the air halfway between Washington-Dulles and Atlanta. We’re visiting my folks for the weekend and this will be the first meeting between them and Kim.

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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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  3. Dadmanly says:

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  12. I would send a track back but OTB’s spam filter always keeps me from doing it. So I’ll just post the article url Right Here.

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    I wish I’d known you guys were coming. We coulda hung out or something. *shrug*

    You might want to bump your flight back up a little bit, though. There’s a storm a-comin’.

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