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Mission shrink?

Posted: January 16, 2013 at 3 a.m.

In describing the U.S. mission in Afghanistan after meeting President Hamid Karzai last week, President Barack Obama said that “it was in our national security interest to have a stable, sovereign Afghanistan that was a responsible international actor, that was in partnership with us, that. . . [had] its own security capacity and [was] on a path that was more likely to achieve prosperity and peace for its own people.” What he didn’t say was that his administration is well on its way to abandoning that interest.

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Editorial, Pages 14 on 01/16/2013

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