Ending Obama's War

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July 4-11 Podcast

David Cortright parses President Obama's speech on military policy in Afghanistan.
David Cortright, author of the new book Ending Obama's War: Responsible Military Withdrawal from Afghanistan, offers a critique of President Obama's recent speech on military policy in Afghanistan and outlines other options for assisting the Afghan people that do not include boots on the ground. Professor Cortright, the director of policy studies at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, also talks about his personal disappointment with the president's handling of the war in Afghanistan in light of his earlier criticism of the war in Iraq.
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