Don't automatically obey Presidential directives if you disagree or if you suspect he hasn't considered key aspects of the issue.
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that will redefine how war is fought and won, and how the peace is kept.
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Since the United States here has participated in developing Afghan security forces, led a group of coalition forces and took part in activities as a NATO member here, our reduction of forces will not influence the participation of the United States in rebuilding Afghanistan.
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