Richard H. Kohn (UNC): Always Salute, Never Resign: How Resignation Threatens Military Professionalism and National Security. A review of The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army by Greg Jaffe and David Cloud. A review of The Secret Sentry: The Untold History of the National Security Agency by Matthew Aid. How the CIA used magic with spies: A now-declassified manual by magician John Mulholland taught American spies the arts of deceit. From Vogue, as Obama's surprise (and reluctant) pick for Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton brings her star power and stamina to the global stage (and a look at the gaffes of Hillary Clinton). A review of Daryl Copeland's Guerrilla Diplomacy: Rethinking International Relations. The introduction to The Great American Mission: Modernization and the Construction of an American World Order by David Ekbladh. U.S. Africa Command was launched to controversy and has been met with skepticism ever since; behind two years of mixed messages, a coherent mission might finally be emerging. Destroying al Qaeda is not an option (yet): If the world's most notorious network goes down, terrorism will get a whole lot messier. From The Nation, welcome home, war: How America's wars are systematically destroying our liberties. From Slate, Dahlia Lithwick on the right's nonsensical arguments against trying Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York (and more); Christopher Hitchens on seven salient facts about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan; and does Obama need to speak more harshly about Islam?

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