Afghanistan & the Auto Restructure
"Steven Rattner talks to Foreign Policy about how he pulled Detroit back from the brink -- and what lessons that success could have for Obama going forward. "
"On Afghanistan, to pick the most pressing foreign-policy question, the difference between that and the auto restructuring is that, in the case of the auto restructuring, we actually did have available to us a clear path forward that made sense. In the case of Afghanistan, they were faced with a series of equally unpleasant choices and none that people could look at and say, 'This is great; this is gonna work; let's do this.' So the president quite correctly devoted extra time to those discussions, and they were brutal. They were long, long discussions, and from everything I've heard, also very thoughtful and constructive."
- The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
- Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
- During the Vietnam War, Robert McNamara began a program called Project 100,000.
- Women and nonwhite candidates made record gains in the 2018 midterms.
- In total, almost half of the newly elected Congressional representatives are not white men.
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