May 13, 2014

Obama's Legacy: A Nation in Retreat?

Dov Zakheim, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Even more than the withdrawals from Iran and Afghanistan, the president's clear determination to avoid any American foreign entanglement, defining any alternative to his approach as solely that of prosecuting a military campaign, has sent an unequivocal message to the world that America is in a state of retreat. That message has been reinforced by presidential passivity, if not approval, in the face of ongoing reductions to the defense budget.

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TAGGED: Barack Obama, Declinism

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