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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Ian De Planque
President Obama has kept his vow to wind down two wars and bring home troops — but meeting the job, educational and medical needs of those returning veterans also has become a challenging priority for the White House.
"We would like to see them pushing harder," said Ian de Planque, deputy legislative director at the American Legion. "They have been very supportive, and he has signed bills and pushed several initiatives, but we certainly would like to be seeing more results."
"The drawdown of forces is putting hundreds of thousands of soldiers and contractors and other people in defense-related fields back into the job market, which is already suffering," Mr. de Planque said.