A Sadly Simplistic Afghan Debate

Merry, Robert W.
March 2013
National Interest;Mar/Apr2013, Issue 124, p5
The author discusses his thoughts on debates concerning U.S. president Barack Obama's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan as of 2013 and criticizes what he calls the binary nature of the debate. The author discusses the foreign policy and military strategy of the Obama administration and compares the situation Obama confronted to then-U.S. president Richard Nixon's options concerning U.S. participation in the Vietnam War in the late 1960s and early 1970s.


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