In a closely watched congressional race in northeast Wisconsin, Mike Gallagher correctly bills himself as a former Marine who isn’t a career politician. But he’s also a Ph.D. in international relations who enlisted while at Princeton University, learned to speak Arabic, and worked in the U.S. Senate and on Gov. Scott Walker’s short-lived presidential campaign. His unusual path has led Gallagher to question both the U.S. decision to invade Iraq and to pull troops out of the once pacified region where he served and where the Islamic State terrorist group has since moved in.
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