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Obama's 2010 Moment

Taylor Marsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Taylor Marsh

When President Obama sacked Gen. Stanley McChrystal and then appointed Gen. David Petraeus he was forced to do something he's not done before: stand on a line and make a critical decision that would have lasting consequences.

Madam SecState in the Badlands

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

While Hillary Clinton has acquired a remarkably deft hand on the ship of state's rudder for navigating Pakistan's troubled waters, ultimately, there is little she can do to reverse Pakistan's designs in Afghanistan.

Obama and the Irony of Afghanistan

Stanley Kutler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

The bells of Afghanistan echo the Vietnam War. Like then, we have a powerful military establishment clamoring for an expansive military adventure to protect us from an onrushing enemy.