Daniel Gallington is the senior policy and program adviser in the George C. Marshall Institute in Arlington, Va. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
Congress is definitely obsessed with "being relevant" in any national security issue with "legs" in the media. And, while sometimes they are doing us proud in their regulatory quest, sometimes they are their own worst enemies.
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Six years back I celebrated Thanksgiving on a small Iraqi base in western Ninewa province. Nearly halfway through my yearlong tour tomorrow me and 9 other members of the military transition team I served with (one man was home on leave) settled directly into watch a game of football. No, not the Cowboys or the Lions. In this case it was a soccer match between your young members of an American cavalry troop who have been colocated with us at the time and ringers in the Iraqi battalion. Final score, 1st Battalion: 20, B Troop: 2. Or something like that.
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