The Corner

At War Last Night

President Obama addressed foreign policy and an ongoing war as if they were adjuncts to the Department of Education. If he continues to be lucky, there won’t be foreign-policy crisis over the next two years of his presidency. But that’s not the way to bet. Dismissing a war with a one-sentence reference in a speech does not mean it’s over. 

— Bing West is author of The Wrong War: Grit, Strategy and the Way Out of Afghanistan.

Bing WestMr. West, a former assistant secretary of defense and combat Marine, is a military historian. He has written ten books about our wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan, the latest of which is The Last Platoon: A Novel of the Afghanistan War.

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