Saturday, February 7, 2015

Strategic Patience

From USA Today:

Obama embraces doctrine of 'strategic patience'

President Obama delivered a long-overdue national security strategy document to Congress Friday, emphasizing diplomacy over military power and warning against American over-reach in world affairs.

"America leads from a position of strength. But, this does not mean we can or should attempt to dictate the trajectory of all unfolding events around the world. As powerful as we are and will remain, our resources and influence are not infinite," Obama writes in the introduction to the 35-page policy document. "The challenges we face require strategic patience and persistence."

Military leaders rallied around the strategy Friday. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said the strategy was "clear-eyed about our nation's challenges as well as our strategic opportunities." Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the strategy would maintain the nation's military edge by insisting on "reforms and necessary investment in our military forces and their families."
"Strategic patience."

That's perfect. That perfectly exemplifies Obama's national security policy.

Obama is a disaster.

Read: President Obama’s new national security strategy is many things but a strategy isn’t one of them.

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