Seeking Another Reset, the N.C.A.A. Returns to the ‘Help Wanted’ Route

The N.C.A.A. is looking for a new president. Private jet notwithstanding, it’s not all that great of a gig.

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Robert Gates Ran the Pentagon. Can He Help Save the N.C.A.A.?

The former defense secretary now leads a committee that could remake college sports — or, as often happens with the N.C.A.A., that has little to show after many meetings.

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Excerpts from the Times’s Interview with Robert Gates

“They look like an AT&T wiring diagram,” said the former defense secretary, who now leads a committee that is rewriting the N.C.A.A.’s constitution.

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On Afghanistan, Biden Ditches the Generals

Another casualty in the graveyard of empires.

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Biden Backs Taiwan, but Some Call for a Clearer Warning to China

As China grows stronger and bolder, some experts want to end Washington’s decades-long policy of “strategic ambiguity.”

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C.E.O.s, Former Officials Call for a Post-Trump Globalism Revival

A group of company leaders and former policymakers argue that “globalism” isn’t an epithet. Instead, they argue, it is the way forward.

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Rename theMilitary Bases That Honor Confederates

The military should rechristen bases named for Confederates. Better options are not hard to find.

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How Can the U.S. Fix Its Foreign Policy?

In “Exercise of Power,” Robert M. Gates draws on his years of experience to examine America’s role in the world, and outlines a plausible way to repair the damage.

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