John Cole observes that, after days of hyping Hurricane Isabel, it now looks like the storm will be much weaker than anticipated by the time it actually arrives. It often seems to go that way. I generally wait until the day before a storm is supposed to hit before paying much attention.

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.