January 8, 2012

Obama Closes the Book on the 9/11 Era

David Ignatius, Washington Post

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When you ask Obama administration officials to explain their foreign policy agenda for 2012, they point first to the defense budget. That's where they want to make a 'pivot' in U.S. strategy — away from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and toward the 21st-century priority of China and the Pacific.

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