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Diplomat's Diary Reveals Divide With Obama Over Afghanistan Policy

04/22/2015 09:18 pm ET | Updated Apr 22, 2015
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WASHINGTON — In the summer of 2010, Richard C. Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, began recording a secret audio diary, detailing his frustrations with a White House that he believed was too willing to listen to the military, and too often mistook domestic political calculations for strategic thinking.

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