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State Department terror warning casts shadow over Thanksgiving travel

DENVER — Americans taking to the air and roads for Thanksgiving will battle both the crush of fellow travelers and security hassles brought on by a State Department global travel warning. AAA, formerly known as the American Automobile Association, predicts that 46.9 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles from home this holiday, …

Locked out | The Economist

Special keys let officials open any suitcase. What could go wrong? OPENING a suspect suitcase to search its contents usually means breaking the lock. So America’s Transportation Security Administration worked with manufacturers to create a special category of locks, which can be opened by master keys held by airport security. …

How Sri Lanka Won the War | The Diplomat

Lessons in strategy from an overlooked victory How to win a civil war in a globalized world where insurgents skillfully exploit offshore resources? With most conflicts now being such wars, this is a question many governments are trying to answer. Few succeed, with one major exception being Sri Lanka where, …