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Pro: Were the Afghan and Iraq wars worth it?

As in Vietnam, unilateral withdrawal by US plucks defeat from jaws of victory

POSTED: March 16, 2014 1:30 a.m.

WASHINGTON — Former secretary of state, national security adviser and Nobel Peace Prize winner Henry Kissinger is, by all measures, a foreign policy heavyweight. At a recent black-tie dinner, he stood — stoop-shouldered and peering imperiously over his signature thick, black-frame glasses — and remarked: “Unilateral withdrawal is not victory.”


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