The Obama Doctrine Defined
Posted at 11:45 a.m. on Jan. 30
Marc Ambinder has the clearest expression yet of President Obama’s foreign policy doctrine.
“In Libya, Syria and Mali, the U.S. has provided technical intelligence assets and helped with the supply chain: arms and fuel and transportation… Where Obama wants the United States to lead is against transnational problems like drugs, trafficking, proliferation of weapons and WMD and crime syndicates, as well as in anti-terrorism and counter-terrorism.”
“Obama hopes that by refusing to overreact, or to bring to bear U.S. military might, which often changes the problem (rather than solves it), other major powers in the world will begin to step up.”