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daily 11/25/2016

    • These articles chronicled skirmishes, feuds, and revenge killings—it was unfiltered information that any decent Western news stringer would know how to read, but that, seven years into the war in Afghanistan, the American military was still far from absorbing.
    • he would sometimes sneak out of the compound without the “insane” required approval from C.I.A. headquarters, in Langley, Virginia.
    • There was also the time he gave classified information to NATO allies without approval, an incident which prompted an investigation, and a warning from superiors.
    • Stanley McChrystal, Flynn’s mentor,
    • commandos on missions transferred promising data—cell-phone numbers, meeting locations—to analysts, who could then quickly point them to additional targets to hit. Multiple raids a night became common.
    • encouraging Flynn to keep his outbursts in check and surrounding him with subordinates who would challenge the unsubstantiated theories he tended to indulge.
    • Flynn facts,” things he would say that weren’t true, like when he asserted that three-quarters of all new cell phones were bought by Africans or, later, that Iran had killed more Americans than Al Qaeda
    • Islam is not a religion, Flynn and Ledeen wrote, but a political ideology bent on destroying Judeo-Christian civilization
    • At the Republican National Convention, Flynn boiled over in front of an audience of millions. He led the crowd in chants of “Lock her up! Lock her up!” His former colleagues say they were shocked by what they saw.
    • why, exactly, he thought Clinton should be in jail.

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