October 24, 2012

Scaling Back the American Empire

Seumas Milne, The Guardian

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The presidential foreign policy debate showed how close the candidates were – and how far from their own public opinion.

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TAGGED: Drones, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Libya, Iraq, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, 2012, United States


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