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Thomas E. Ricks' daily take on national security.

Sorting out Obama on Afghanistan

Turns out that the Daily Beast reads this blog too. They asked me to elaborate on my concerns about President Obama’s handling of Afghanistan, so I wrote this, which ran yesterday. This also may answer some of the plaintive posts of yesterday asking me to ‘splain myself.   U.S. Army/flickr

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Turns out that the Daily Beast reads this blog too. They asked me to elaborate on my concerns about President Obama's handling of Afghanistan, so I wrote this, which ran yesterday. This also may answer some of the plaintive posts of yesterday asking me to 'splain myself.  

U.S. Army/flickr

Turns out that the Daily Beast reads this blog too. They asked me to elaborate on my concerns about President Obama’s handling of Afghanistan, so I wrote this, which ran yesterday. This also may answer some of the plaintive posts of yesterday asking me to ‘splain myself.  

U.S. Army/flickr

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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