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Francois Hollande

Another reluctant warrior in the White House

Another reluctant warrior in the White House

President Barack Obama's latest war strategy makes one wonder: Is another Woodrow Wilson in the Oval Office debating with himself about how to meet the existential threat that faces him? In laying out his call to Congress for a new authorization for use of military force in the Middle East, Mr. Obama said the resolution "reflects our core objective to destroy ISIL," referring to the Islamic State in the Levant — also called ISIS or simply Islamic State — which holds territory in both northern Iraq and Syria. But he seems to be tying one hand behind his back by reiterating that he is not seeking "the authorization of another ground war like Afghanistan or...