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Experts: American Military Leadership Needed in Turbulent World
Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 28, 2014 | Justn Price

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 Wednesday’s 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 president’s timidity in such affairs has decreased the nation’s 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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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americanmilitary; obama; turbulentworld
Let's face it. There's no need to be an expert in this field to make such a patently obvious statement about what the state of the world would be like without America's global presence. Despite the palpably obvious, superfluous nature of that statement, saying it just demonstrates the matter in which Obama, in the guise of America's greatest nemesis ever, has chosen to deliberately abdicate America's role as unassailable military enforcer, to rein in American power not merely to lessen its influence, power and ability as force for good, insure stability in the world, but also in the vacuum of such power creating circumstances that allow for the increased instability, upheaval in the world, the fermentation, expansion of nihilistic forces of ideologies he shares, embraces.

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.

1 posted on 05/28/2014 5:04:04 PM PDT by lbryce
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Unfortunately...we would go it alone. Non of our allies have the guts to do anything about anything.

2 posted on 05/28/2014 5:14:43 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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