Limited Foreign Policy?

…In writing about the war that President Obama campaigned on escalating, Packer is informed and clear: Obama invested a lot of resources in an approach that didn’t work, changed course, and is now wisely withdrawing with little to show for U.S. efforts. How can you think that about Afghanistan and summarize Obama’s approach as a pursuit of limited and realistic goals? Sure, that characterizes his approach to some countries, but on numerous fronts he embodies those qualities only relative to what some Republicans advocate.

President Obama has meanwhile waged a covert drone war in Pakistan, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, and Iraq. The United States is killing people in at least six countries. Is that now a “limited” foreign-policy posture?…

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