National Guard round-up

Kevin Drum has a well-crafted summary of the current state of the Bush National Guard matter, including a list of things we still don’t have (his final OER, the report of the Flight Inquiry Board). [And scroll up one for a new question about where those extra 15 points came from.]

I’d add two items to that list: the separation codes on his DD-214, and a definitive interpretation of the order to him from the Major General in charge of the National Guard to “comply with para 2-10 of AFM 35-13.”

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com