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(WPR Feature) Skipping Out on the Bill: Obama's Cost-Free Drone Wars

Thanks to the Obama administration’s aggressive use of classified leaks to the press, we are encouraged to believe that President Barack Obama has engineered a revolutionary shift in both America’s geopolitical priorities and our military means of pursuing those ends. As re-election sales jobs go, it presses lukewarm-button issues, but it does so ably. But since foreign policy has never been the president’s focus, we should in turn recognize these maneuvers for what they truly are: an accommodation with inescapable domestic realities, one that at best postpones and at worst sabotages America’s needed geostrategic adjustment to a world co-managed with China and India.

Read the entire article at World Politics Review.

Reader Comments (1)

To be fair, we kinda need to lead from behind right now--our current ownership of two other wars won't allow otherwise. It isn't a broad leap, though, from our drones in Yemen to Russian poisonings in Western cities, especially now that American citizens are fair game.

On the bright-ish side, there's a link on the right of the page to an article arguing that we'll be too busy putting out fires to pivot to China:P

July 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

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