May 30, 2014

No, Our Allies Won't Share the Burden

Christopher Preble, The National Interest

The Associated Press

In his West Point speech this week, President Obama vowed to encourage America’s allies to shoulder more of the burden in dealing with international problems and providing for their own defense. Unfortunately, this is far-fetched unless Obama acts to reduce America’s global military commitments.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Barack Obama


May 29, 2014
Barack Obama Misfires at West Point
Jacob Heilbrunn, National Interest
When it comes to strategic priorities, Obama was dauntingly vague. The fact is that America’s allies are nervous. NATO is incapable of deterring an attack on the Baltic states. China is intimidating, or seeking to... more ››
May 29, 2014
The Age of Post-Interventionism
Mary Dejevsky, The Independent
Hard though it is to believe, less than halfway into his second term, Barack Obama is being forced to defend the foreign policy that was a key to his elevation to the White House: his turn away from the application of hard,... more ››
At West Point, President Obama defends a foreign policy vision based on more than U.S. military might. more ››
May 29, 2014
Obama's Bid For UN Secretary-General Has Begun
Investor's Biz Daily
It is commonly observed that President Obama never started governing because he never stopped campaigning. He campaigned in his West Point speech all right -- for United Nations secretary-general. more ››
May 29, 2014
Obama Says Goodbye to American Hubris
Peter Bergen, CNN
The Obama Doctrine, as outlined by the President at the commencement ceremony at West Point, can be summarized as limiting the use of American power to defending the nation's core interests and being smart enough to avoid the... more ››