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Today’s best piece on Afghanistan

Today’s best piece on Afghanistan

The best commentary on President Obama’s speech came, oddly enough, from a British newspaper. Clare “Hold-and-Build” Lockhart writes:

President Obama has got it right. After taking his time to wrestle with the enormous challenge of defining the US national interest in Afghanistan and its region, he has provided a credible vision of ending the war, stabilising the country and handing over responsibility to Afghan self-rule. His move away from fighting, endorsing General Stanley McChrystal’s analysis, will protect the population and provide a security bridge while Afghan forces are trained.”

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