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Marc Ambinder

Marc Ambinder appears in the following:

Admiral Seeks Greater Authority Over Special Ops Deployment

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

In recent years, U.S. special operations forces — a shadowy division of elite soldiers — have emerged as the new heroes behind some of the country’s toughest military operations, like rescuing Jessica Buchanan, an American woman who’d been kidnapped by Somali pirates, and killing Osama Bin Laden. Now Admiral William McCraven, the leader of the special operations command, is seeking new authority to deploy his forces with less Pentagon oversight.

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Cyber War Watch

Friday, July 02, 2010

Marc Ambinder, politics editor of The Atlantic, discusses the nation's cyber security threats and what the White House and Congress are doing in response.

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Making Unhealthy Meals Less Happy Meals

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Tuesday, the board of supervisors in Santa Clara County, California, decided to take a step further in the fight against obesity: they banned toy giveaways with kids' meals that don't meet certain nutritional standards. (Overall calorie count and salt content chief among them.)  This is the latest attempt in a series of measures taken by counties, cities and states to combat obesity, and is widely seen as specifically targeting McDonalds' Happy Meals.

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