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K.T. McFARLAND: DEFCON-3: Can Obama Keep His Promises on Af/Pak?

By Kathleen Troia "K.T." McFarlandNational Security Expert

President Obama's new policy for Afghanistan and Pakistan-- or "Af/Pak" as it's now known -- is bound to drive the anti-war left and neo-con right wingers crazy ... Because it both broadens and narrows the war. [foxvideo 4095788] First , Obama has expanded the war to include Pakistan, acknowledging the unspoken reality that Al Qaeda has set up shop over the Pakistan border, and we need to follow them there to defeat them.

But he's also limited the war's goal -- to disrupt, dismantle and defeat Al Qaeda - and nothing more. No nation building ... No democracy evangelism. It avoids making the mistake that Bush made with Iraq-mission creep.

To experience K.T.'s full analysis of the Obama administration's Afghanistan-Pakistan policy, click on the video above.

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