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Politicians need to be as realistic as the voters are.

Failed foreign policy and feckless leadership spawn a hawkish revival.

Americans disapprove of a losing war strategy against the Islamic State.

Panetta is doing the country a great service.

Another witness vs. the cover story

The best Democrat yet not running for president

Susan Rice and Leon Panetta should not be given different legal treatment than ordinary Americans and should be held accountable for their conduct.

Leon Panetta should be asked some critical stories about our national security.

President Obama has much better defense secretary candidates than Chuck Hagel.

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