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Jeb Bush's war dilemma

Jeb Bush's war dilemma

The emergence of foreign policy as a critical consideration in the 2016 presidential election is both an opportunity and a peril for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, as he struggles to revive a campaign begun with high expectations but now apparently on life support.

The Islamic State has intruded in the American political equation with its Paris terrorist attacks. The presidential primaries are now much more about selecting the next commander-in-chief, elevating the value of leadership experience.

Although Jeb Bush never served in the military at any level, he ran a large state government for two terms, is the son of one American president who led a successful war in Iraq and...