Comment Policy


Comments are welcomed and encouraged that follow a few guidelines:

1. Civil (as in “a civil tongue”)

2. Legal (avoid libel, copyright, and classification issues)

3. Topical (we are not all things to all people – this blog is for the list of categories on the right menu bar)

4. Brief: 200 – 250 words (this set of guidelines runs 208 words). Send longer articles to info at d-n-i dot net for consideration. Once accepted, they can be posted as blog entries or converted to PDFs, uploaded, and announced in the blog.

This is not a public space — we reserve the right to delete comments that do not meet these guidelines.  By submitting a comment, you are granting Defense and the National Interest a nonexclusive right to post it and at our sole discretion to edit it for spelling, grammar, and brevity.  Our posting of a comment in no way implies agreement or disagreement with its content.

Please note that it is not our general policy to edit comments (takes too much time), so you will help us greatly by composing your longer comments in a word processor.  We recommend that you save a copy of your comment until it is posted.  If you feel that our editing changes the meaning of your comment, please send an email to info at d-n-i dot net and we will remove it.

Unfortunately, as with a letter to the editor at most newspapers, it may not be possible to notify you if your comment is not published. If this happens, please accept our apologies in advance.