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Can You Hear Me Now?

Fascinating story in the NY Times on the implications of real-time communication by cell phone and the Internet for our soldiers in the field far from home. Really, bravo for the Times.

My question is: How can these guys send text messages from inside a tank in Armpitville, Afghanistan, and I still can’t get a decent signal at my house outside our nation’s capital?

Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995.

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