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Opinion: Weaknesses in Russia's military revealed, writes Petraeus

Retired Gen. David Petraeus, who commanded US forces in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, says the Russians are facing a Ukraine military that is exceptionally determined, surprisingly capable and innovative, and one that is fighting on its home territory for its very survival.

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Opinion: Why Vladimir Putin will regret launching this war

Has Vladimir Putin's assault on Ukraine outrun the resources he's committed to it? That's the view of retired US Army Major General Mike Repass, who has an informed vantage point on the conflict, having worked in the Ukrainian security sector since 2016. The former commander of the US Special Operations Command in Europe, Repass provides education and advisory support to the Ukrainian military on a US government contract.

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Why a Mach 5 passenger plane is a crazy idea that might just work

Almost two decades since Concorde retired, interest around supersonic travel has been picking up pace, and several super-fast planes are under development. Airlines seem interested: United has already committed itself to offering supersonic routes as early as 2029.

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Retired generals share chilling warning ahead of 2024 election

CNN political analysts discuss a Washington Post op-ed in which three retired generals say they are "chilled to our bones at the thought of a coup succeeding next time" and warn that the US military needs to prepare now for a 2024 insurrection.

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China faces host of challenges as Olympics loom

As the two-month countdown to the Beijing Winter Olympics approaches, a new Covid-19 variant of concern is spreading around the globe. A recent #MeToo scandal involving China's top tennis star and a retired top Communist Party leader, the ongoing mistreatment of the Uyghurs and other controversies have also piled further pressure on Beijing as calls for a Games boycott surface. CNN's David Culver reports.

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Man gets 19 months in prison for threatening to assault or murder members of Congress

Brendan Hunt -- whose father is a retired judge and who allegedly threatened the lives of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, now-Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- was sentenced Monday to 19 months in prison after being found guilty of one count of threatening to assault or murder US officials.

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Analysis: Justice Clarence Thomas breaks his historic silence

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas took his seat on the far end of the bench in 1991 feeling -- he once said -- "beat up" by the workload. A bitter confirmation battle marked by allegations of sexual harassment by Anita Hill was over, but liberals still lamented the fact that a 43-year-old conservative would take the place of retired civil rights icon Justice Thurgood Marshall.

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Opinion: Manchin is choosing a problematic past over his state's future

We were raised in coal country, about two hours south of Sen. Joe Manchin's hometown, with a commitment to public service. Like Sen. Manchin, our father, five-term Sen. Jay Rockefeller, served as secretary of state and governor before being elected to the US Senate. And like Sen. Manchin, our father, who is now retired, has deep respect for the state's legacy of hard work and grit.

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