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December 1, 2009 President Obama's strategy in Afghanistan will protect the Afghan population and later build Afghan security forces that, in time, will leave behind a more capable Afghan government. This will leave a more secure region that no longer threatens the United States and our allies — and we need to support this plan.
December 1, 2009 President Obama once boldly opposed what he deemed "dumb" wars — and he has officially embarked on a new one. In the end, much poorer and no wiser, commentator Ann Jones is confident the administration will say we won. Isn't that all that matters?
December 1, 2009 President Obama hit two nails on the head with his assertions that we need more than a military solution to the challenges encountered in Afghanistan, and that success in Afghanistan is linked to partnership with Pakistan. Unfortunately, the president came significantly short on both counts.
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