November 8, 2006

The Democrats have taken the House and, it appears, the Senate. Donald Rumsfeld has resigned, to be replaced by Robert Gates. What’s next for the War on Terror and U.S. national security?

We talk to Jim Dunnigan, publisher of StrategyPage.com and author of numerous books on war, intelligence and security, and Austin Bay, who blogs at AustinBay.net, and who is the author of both novels and nonfiction works on war and military matters. They describe Rumsfeld’s legacy of military reform and warfighting, and talk about what’s coming next. Sounds like it’s not quite time to get fitted for a burka just yet. Plus: Now that the Democrats are in charge, will Charles Rangel bring back his proposal to reinstate the draft?

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