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CONFUSION: USA off War Footing, but Wars Go On...

CONFUSION: USA off War Footing, but Wars Go On...

President Obama as he arrives to deliver the commencement address May 28 to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point's Class of 2014, in West Point, N.Y. As Obama makes the case for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, he’s drawing on a use of force doctrine he outlined less than three months ago, when the potential for deploying the military overseas appeared to be something he was trying to avoid. (Photo: Susan Walsh/AP) CONNECT 111 TWEET 1 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE WASHINGTON — Taking America off a permanent war footing is proving harder than President Obama may have suggested. U.S. troops are back in Iraq, the endgame in Afghanistan is requiring more troops — and perhaps more risks — than once expected and Obama is saddled with a worsening, high-stakes conflict in Syria. Last spring, Obama described to newly minted Army officers at West Point how "the landscape has changed" after...

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