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Destruction of Syrian chemical weapons shows the U.S. may know what it's doing after all
Destruction of Syrian chemical weapons shows the U.S. may know what it's doing after all

Disparate, simultaneous crises around the world have put the Obama administration's foreign policy on trial in recent weeks. The forward march of Islamic State insurgents in Iraq has led to renewed military action in the very country the president so vehemently sought to leave when he took office. In Israel and Gaza, the limitations of American power have been on full display, as Secretary of State John F. Kerry returned from peace talks empty-handed and Israel began a bloody offensive against Hamas militants. In Ukraine, the U.S. has failed to prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin from trying to destabilize the country. So it was a rare bit of good news to hear from the...

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