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The Other Nro

Every now and then, I read a news article that mentions the other NRO–the National Reconaissance Office–and I begin to daydream. Consider this line from today’s Washington Post: “NRO had salted away more than $1 billion as advance payments for future satellites. Congress acted because it discovered the NRO had used about $300 million from that account to build a new office building in Virginia.” Wouldn’t it be nice?

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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