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Obama at West Point [Editorial]
Obama at West Point [Editorial]

Republicans in Congress lost no time in condemning President Obama's commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point last week as further proof of his weakness and vacillation in confronting America's foes. But in fact, Mr. Obama's talk was a reasoned argument for restraint when it comes to how American economic, diplomatic and military power should be employed to advance our interests in a rapidly changing, complex world. The GOP may claim it has a better idea, but we have yet to hear it. If there was an overarching theme to the president's talk it was that America must be prepared to meet the challenges confronting it through a variety of means, with...

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