Daily Archives: October 7, 2012

Notes from the Heartland

In a colonial-style house in Mission Hills, Kansas, a group of Republicans eat Oklahoma barbecue, discuss a book by an old Etonian and debate the future of Afghanistan.

Kansas may be 7,000 miles from Kabul but the US Army Combined Arms Center in nearby Fort Leavenworth is the intellectual home of national defence. David Petraeus, the CIA director, honed many of his ideas here, as commandant, before he went to Iraq. Read more