January 6, 2012

Turning the Page on a Decade of War

President Barack Obama, RealClearWorld

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We can't afford to repeat the mistakes that have been made in the past -- after World War II, after Vietnam -- when our military was left ill prepared for the future. As Commander in Chief, I will not let that happen again. Not on my watch.

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TAGGED: United States, Iraq, Barack Obama, Asia, Afghanistan, Pentagon, Leon Panetta, U.S. Department of Defense


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