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George Packer

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

George Packer is a staff writer at The Atlantic. He is the author of "Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century" and "The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America."
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We Have One Last Chance to Save Our Allies

If the United States acts now, it can still evacuate tens of thousands of Afghans whose lives are at risk for the aid they gave us.

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How Rumsfeld Deserves to Be Remembered

America’s worst secretary of defense never expressed a quiver of regret.

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Biden Can Redeem His Mistake

In 1975, he failed to see what America owed the Vietnamese who had bet their lives on American promises.

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The President Is Winning His War on American Institutions

How Trump is destroying the civil service and bending the government to his will.