March 3, 2014

The 80s Called -- Do We Want Their Foreign Policy?

Tracinski, The Federalist

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You may recall a notorious moment from one of the 2012 president debates when President Obama cited Mitt Romney's warning about the growing threat from Russia and dismissed it with a snarky one-liner: "The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back."

Fast forward a year or so, and President Obama faces the biggest foreign policy crisis of his presidency: Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, which brings the curses of war and imperial conquest back to Europe.

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TAGGED: Reagan Doctrine, Russia, Soviet Union, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Cold War, Brezhnev Doctrine, Ronald Reagan

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