Obama’s Failed Terror War

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President Obama had a few good points to make in his valedictory counter-terrorism speech, delivered at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida on Tuesday. This passage, near the end, resonated in…
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Half Measures in Afghanistan

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President Obama’s decision on troop levels in Afghanistan is mildly commendable and utterly predictable. He has already given up his dream of pulling all U.S. troops out before he leaves…
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A War of Half-Measures

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Barack Obama has been president for more than seven years now. But he still doesn’t seem to have learned the most elementary lesson of military command—namely that war is a…
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Punishing Pakistan

Pakistan
The death of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mansour in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan could be consequential. Much depends on what the Obama administration does now. Zalmay Khalilzad, the…
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