Cutting $42 million not only eliminates a bipartisan institution, but weakens America's ability to prevent violent conflicts overseas and sends the message that America cares little about peace.
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If Afghans don't trust the international community to act in their best interest, how can the international community's most ambitious strategies that require local cooperation ever succeed?
If this December's review is nothing more than a repeat of last year's incomplete decision making process, then the United States and her interests will be done a disservice by our nation's leaders, both uniformed and civilian.
Worst to me is the airtime given to outright bigots like the pastor who intends to have the mass book burning of the Koran. Talk about finding a way to win the hearts and minds of the Muslim world!
It is not only the Obama Administration that lacks a necessary backbone when it comes to Israel, but the larger United States Congress does as well.
President Obama's remarks highlight how quickly and seamlessly his national security team was able to construct a commendably hard and soft power approach to the AFPAK crisis.
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