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Will Panetta and Petraeus Make a Difference? (No) | Stephen M. Walt

Because there’s no reason to suppose that Panetta or Petraeus will be bringing either new ideas, new political clout, or substantially different managerial expertise to their jobs. The only way to get a dramatic change in U.S. national security policy would be if either man were going to recommend fundamentally different policies, or if either man was going to be substantially more effective at implementing policies that were already in place. But there’s no reason to assume that either of these conditions will hold.

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