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PLS 233 US Foreign Policy since 1945: Lesson 12 Obama: Hope Meets Reality

This guide has the syllabus resources for Mr. Jack D. Segal's class US Foreign Policy since 1945.

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Lesson 12: The Obama Administration
Wars of Choice and Wars of Necessity

President Obama came into office hoping to end two wars and focus on domestic problems.  It took longer than he had hoped to get out of Iraq and since our departure, the country seems to have reverted to chaos.  He was compelled to surge troops into Afghanistan and is still trying to get out of there, and he's now actively searching for a way through the seemingly endless Israel-Palestine maze.  

 

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