A reader writes:

I'm sorry, but Anthony Cordesman's list is something that I cannot even ingest. I work in the computer field, where it is common to white board the process flow for a project or program to be created and, invariably, somewhere in the middle of that flow will be a critically important box that has an arrow coming into it, and another exiting. The text in that box will be akin to "something magic happens here".

I read that list and all I can comprehend is "something magic happens here", and "something magic happens here", and "something magic happens here"...

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