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The Politics of Troop Withdrawal: Salted Peanuts, the Commitment Trap, and Buying Time


  • Robert Jervis

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      I am grateful for comments by Douglas Macdonald, Stephanie Neuman, Stephen Sestanovich, Marc Trachtenberg, and the participants in the conference on “The Politics of Troop Withdrawal,” held at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia, June 5–6, 2008.