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Gates tells of Obama’s war doubts

Ex-defense chief’s memoir faults aides’ ‘micromanagement’

Posted: January 8, 2014 at 5:53 a.m.

President Barack Obama eventually lost faith in the troop increase he ordered in Afghanistan, his doubts fed by top White House civilian advisers opposed to the strategy, who continually took him negative news reports suggesting it was failing, said his former defense secretary, Robert Gates.

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