From New York, provocative former president Jimmy Carter shadows Obama as a walking McCain talking point, but having lived longer than he ever imagined possible, Carter has no interest in reining himself in; Gitty Grunwald fled the pious world of her mother to return to the secular city of her grandparents — there’s only one problem: The Satmars kept her daughter; and Spartan warriors in the YouTube Age; Or, the legend of Legend, Spider, and Science. Many military officers are pushing back against Defense Secretary Gates' focus on preparing for more "asymmetric" fighting rather than for a large, conventional conflict. Dangers of "the best military": When did American troops become "warfighters" instead of citizen-soldiers? Michael Shermer on how anecdotal evidence can undermine scientific results. PBS'
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