(WPR Feature) Skipping Out on the Bill: Obama's Cost-Free Drone Wars
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 12:02AM
Thomas P.M. Barnett in China, Iran, Long War, Obama Administration, US Military, US foreign policy, WPR Feature, elections, terrorism

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.

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