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President Obama best resembled President Eisenhower in his preference for

(A) using nuclear brinkmanship to force opponents to yield

(B) relying on relatively small secret operations to carry out policies

(C ) challenging the military-industrial complex over spending

(D) giving the impression that he was not in charge by playing golf


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The resemblance between President Obama and Eisenhower is mostly related to both "pacifist" ideals. In their foreign policies, they have participated in military operations only when strictly necessary.

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