Phil Stewart

  • A decorated Vietnam veteran acutely aware of the limits of military power, Chuck Hagel, is likely to favour a sizable drawdown in Afghanistan, more frugal spending at the Pentagon and extreme caution when contemplating the use of force in places like Iran or Syria. Obama, as he announced the ...

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  • President Barack Obama publicly scoffed at the idea of keeping 10,000 troops in Iraq. So could he really be persuaded to keep that many in Afghanistan after the war formally ends in 2014?The 10,000 figure is well within a preliminary range put forward by the top US and Nato commander in ...

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