Derek Chollet

Derek Chollet is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and coauthor of America Between the Wars. As Bob Woodward's new book The War Within rolls out this week, many Democrats are giddy at the skewering Bush is taking. According to the numerous press accounts of the book and the lengthy excerpts running this week in the Washington Post, Woodward portrays Bush at best as out of touch and at worst as duplicitous about the collapse of his Iraq strategy in 2006.

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Derek Chollet is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and coauthor of America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11. On an evening filled with more hoopla than the past few conventions combined, the speeches and imagery harkened back to the 1950s and early 1960s tradition of tough liberalism. For many years, foreign affairs has been an afterthought of Democratic conventions and Thursday night acceptance addresses.

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Derek Chollet is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and coauthor of America Between the Wars: From 11/9 to 9/11.   Tonight, the Democrats turn to national security and America's role in the world. All the pundit bloviating about the bad blood between the Clintons and Obama has drawn attention away from an important story: Despite the intensity of the primary campaign, Democrats are more unified on major policy questions than they have been for a long time.

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