May 25, 2012

NATO, Congress Give 'Obama Doctrine' a Dose of Reality

Bloomberg, Bloomberg

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Three events in the past week -- the NATO summit in Chicago, President Barack Obama's commencement speech at the Air Force Academy and congressional action on the 2013 defense spending bill -- gave new insight into the strengths, weaknesses and challenges facing the global defense framework first outlined in the administration’s National Security Strategy of 2010.

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