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British Roots for Obama's Afghanistan Plan?

Friday, March 27, 2009

WASHINGTON -- The new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan that the Obama administration unveiled today reflects a policy consensus that has been more than a year in the making. It is only recently, however, that the U.S. government has begun to take the lead in developing and implementing this new strategy.

In the waning days of the Bush administration, U.S. allies -- most notably the British government -- as well as foreign policy wonks at think tanks in Washington and elsewhere began formulating an alternative policy for an Afghanistan war effort that had begun going downhill in the latter half of 2007. ...

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