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Monday linkage


Sam Roggeveen


17 November 2008 10:42

  • China wouldn't be increasing its troop presence on its North Korea border if it thought all was well in Pyongyang.
  • Last week I argued that even if US automakers are developing greener cars, that's no reason to bail them out. Josh Marshall thinks they should be bailed out, for that very reason. But Matt Yglesias shoots Josh down.
  • An Australian shipbuilder has won a major US Navy contract.
  • George Packer interviews Austalian counterinsurgency expert David Kilcullen about the war in Afghanistan, which Kilcullen describes as winnable, just.
  • Last week I asked why Steve Clemons had removed a post carrying the now-widespread rumour that Obama had approached Hillary Clinton to be his Secretary of State. Here's Clemons' explanation, and an interesting afterthought: '...this is EXACTLY what George W. Bush did to his most serious rival...He gave Powell Secretary of State and then began to box him up.'
  • New Atlanticist looks like a pretty useful blog.