Nathan Hodge

Wall Street Journal

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National security reporter for the Wall Street Journal and co-author of A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry; former reporter for Danger Room, Wired magazine's national security blog

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Despite US and UN efforts, Afghanistan may not have a unity government in time for next week’s scheduled presidential inauguration.

Afghan Recount Audit

Despite US and UN efforts, Afghanistan may not have a unity government in time for next week’s scheduled presidential inauguration.

from To the Point

China's next leader is in Washington today, at the start of a trip across the country. Since that country's leadership changes only once every ten years, it could be a crucial moment.

Visit by Chinese VP Offers US Chance to Reset Tone with Beijing

China's next leader is in Washington today, at the start of a trip across the country. Since that country's leadership changes only once every ten years, it could be a crucial moment.

from To the Point

President Obama today outlined the results of his national security review,  calling for leaner forces  to meet new threats in the 21st Century.

Obama and Panetta Outline Defense Cuts

President Obama today outlined the results of his national security review, calling for leaner forces to meet new threats in the 21st Century.

from To the Point

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66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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