(US) a way of dealing with things ineffectively, such that they must later be dealt with again (etwa: Sisyphusarbeit)
Several factors contributed to the Democrats being voted out of power in the November 4 election, writes Mike Pilewski.
be in a situation with two possible outcomes that are equally bad (in der Zwickmühle sitzen)
unlike any other (einzigartig)
"The events in Iraq have taken the US by surprise," writes Mike Pilewski.
After five years of being held by the Taliban, US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is now free — but not everyone is happy, writes Mike Pilewski.
a situation as it really exists, different from what is thought of ideally (eine De-facto-Situation)
This month on Spotlight Audio: getting fit, going abroad, reforming the NSA.
Mike Pilewski on the president's State of the Union speech: "Barack Obama told only part of the story."
"Will the spying scandal really change anything?" asks Mike Pilewski.
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