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Scott Cooper

Scott Cooper
Scott Cooper is a retired Marine Corps officer who flew the EA-6B. He is the co-author of the book "No Fly Zones and International Security: Politics and Strategy in 2019."
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The Real F-35 Problem We Need to Solve

Unless its logistics can be improved, the jet’s contributions to a major fight will be far less than Pentagon wargamers are counting on.

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What Do You Tell Young Americans Doubting the Military’s Moral Compass?

After scandals, pardons, and protests, military and civilian leaders have some work to do rebuilding public trust.

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The History of No-Fly Zones Doesn’t Bode Well for Syria

Tough-talking presidential candidates want a no-fly zone to save Syrians. But nothing in the historical record shows a NFZ would work this time.