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Don't blame Obama for defense cuts
Don't blame Obama for defense cuts

To the editor: It is a bit difficult to take seriously the foreign-policy suggestions of someone with John Bolton's fierce partisan history. ("A foreign affairs to-do list for the GOP," Op-Ed, Nov. 13) Bolton makes some sensible observations. But his real purpose is to call for more congressional obstructionism. He suggests that Congress "be on guard" and "prevent" President Obama from "imposing" his foreign policy agenda. Moreover, his partisan call for Congress to reverse "six years of Obama's catastrophic reductions in defense spending" is entirely disingenuous. Reductions fall into two categories: first, those recommended...

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