Will Obama rethink his strategy?

    Defeat can lead to defeatism, or it can lead to constructive rethinking. Which path will President Obama take after setbacks overseas?

    By defeat, I do not mean, as some Obama critics would have it, that the U.S. president "lost Crimea." The bad guy there is Vladimir Putin, not Barack Obama, just as the bad guy in Syria is Bashar Assad.

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