Joe Biden: The Obama Administration's Cheerleader And Skeptic

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On Afghanistan, Obama's most problematic foreign policy issue, Biden has earned the president's respect and confidence by being both private skeptic and public cheerleader for administration policy. With a combination of subtlety and discretion that belie his reputation as a glad-handing chatterbox, Biden has parlayed the tricky dual role into a steady -- if somewhat improbable -- path to power in the Obama White House.

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