Robert Kagan: Obama’s Lonely Decision, Washington Post

So now two presidents in the space of less than three years have bucked overwhelming conventional wisdom, as well as public opinion, and decided that they did not want to lose a war. And what lonely decisions these have been. Perhaps the most disturbing thing about the last few years has been the stunningly large […]

Obama’s Hedged Bet on Afghanistan – by Jacob Laksin

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The president backs a strategy for success – but with a political timeline attached.