I’m going to be heading to the airport shortly to ensure that I have plenty of time to get through the Orange Alert security measures. There’s a slight chance of afternoon blogging. OTB activity will be at something approximating weekend levels until Monday evening.

Here’s wishing everyone a safe and happy Christmas.

James Joyner
About James Joyner
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. James,

    Have a terrific Christmas.

  2. jen says:

    Merry Christmas, James. Safe travels…

  3. Rodney Dill says:

    Merry Christmas!

  4. Rachel Edith says:

    Merry Christmas to you, James. Be safe.

  5. Kate says:

    Have a safe trip and a happy holiday.


  6. sir robin says:

    Oh, I see. When things get tough, you just turn tail and run.

  7. McGehee says:

    Sir Robin, shut up. And change your armor!

    James (and everybody else): Merry Christmas!

  8. Rob says:

    Merry Christmas. Hope you’re having the happiest of holidays.