March 31, 2014

Botching North Africa

Michael J. Totten, World Affairs Journal

The Associated Press

The United States government is putting another alliance at risk—this time with Morocco, which is a little like screwing up Canada. The White House is partly to blame, but the main culprit here is the State Department, the one institution that should be the least likely to drop the ball diplomatically since managing diplomatic relations is its job.

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TAGGED: Western Sahara, Africa, North Africa, Algeria, Morocco

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