考验奥巴马的外交政策

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在即将任满总统一年之计,巴拉克·奥巴马向前勇敢地走出了一步:他决定将美军驻扎阿富汗的人数增加到超过10万人。左派的批评人士认为,这无疑当年是哈里·杜鲁门的总统被韩战所困扰,又像林登·约翰逊政府被越战所束缚的翻版。国内政治议程将被一场艰难的战争而笼罩,奥巴马不得不成为第三个这样的民主党总统,

但来自右派的批评者,却在抱怨奥巴马对外政策的过于软弱,过多的道歉和过于依赖软实力。他们担心,在此次增兵之后,奥巴马将在18个月之后把美军从阿富汗撤走。

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