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  •  The problem w/ playing policeman in the ME is.... (1+ / 0-)
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    ..that it's harder to play policeman in Asia, where President Obama announced two years ago would be the focus of US military endeavors.

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    by PatriciaVa on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 01:19:36 PM PDT

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    •  not policeman in asia so much as counterbalance (2+ / 0-)
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      it's a somewhat different role, but the realities of asian geopolitics and military strength make it impossible to get as directly involved with blowing shit up around there as the US has done in the middle east.

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