Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Presidents must be more than military commanders

Dick Virden,

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One commentator recently told us that solving the Middle East crisis will take more than diplomacy. Well, right, but it’s just as true to note that more than military force will be required. It will in fact take all the tools in our arsenal, including diplomacy, public diplomacy, intelligence, foreign aid and law enforcement. Not to mention patience, perseverance, compassion, wisdom. These qualities, too, will be demanded of our next president. ...

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