Skip to comments.Experts: American Military Leadership Needed in Turbulent World
Posted on 05/28/2014 5:04:04 PM PDT by lbryce
Foreign and security policy experts discussed the state of the U.S. military and called for more decisive leadership in a dangerous world at the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday.
The event took place as President Barack Obama simultaneously explained his national security policy goals during a commencement speech at West Point.
Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee Mac Thornberry (R., Texas) opened Wednesdays event, primarily addressing the need for robust leadership amid growing threats to national security.
He said among the threats facing the United States, none have been handled with a firm footing by the president.
There is never any substitute for presidential leadership on matters of national security, and when it is lacking, American security suffers, Thornberry said.
The congressman argued that the presidents timidity in such affairs has decreased the nations credibility on the international stage, saying growing powers such as Russia and China have been free to act without fear of American intervention.
Friends and allies and other countries that are not necessarily friends and allies are watching very carefully whether the United States keeps its commitments and means what it says, he said.
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His single greatest priority of his presidency is the utter dismantling of the United States of America as military, economic power and the ascendancy, primacy of Islamofascism on the world stage.
Unfortunately...we would go it alone. Non of our allies have the guts to do anything about anything.