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Opinion: Operation Enduring Waste

The most terrifyingly banal consequence of January’s siege on the U.S. Capitol is likely to be an unquestioned increase to an already distended defense budget. Indeed, the Pentagon’s recent announcement that 2,300 National Guard troops will remain in D.C. until May has all but assured such a growth. Despite agreement between unlikely compatriots such as

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Takeaways from Congress’ first hearing on Capitol riot

Security officials testifying at Congress’ first hearing on the deadly siege of the Capitol cast blame and pointed fingers on Tuesday but also acknowledged they were woefully unprepared for the violence. Senators drilled down on the stunning security failure and missed warning signs as rioters loyal to former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6,

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