The cover story itemizes the public investments and infrastructures that could help a Palestinian state succeed. Other feature articles focus on how the U.S. Army has become stretched thin and how better electronic prescribing systems could improve pharmaceutical care. Former defense officials discuss nuclear and economic threats to the United States. Shorter stories discuss robots on the battlefield, national security threats on the horizon, persistent insecurity in Iraq and Afghanistan, persistent growth in Chinese defense spending, the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, and the costs of asbestos claims.
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