Obama Needs a Grand Strategy

The president gives a good speech, and sure, he got Osama bin Laden, but do his foreign policies add up to anything?

Does the United States have a grand strategy? If so, what is it?

If you rummage around on the White House’s website, you’ll eventually stumble across something called The National Security Strategy of the United States. In fact, you’ll find more than half a dozen National Security Strategy documents, since they’re congressionally mandated. (Of course, in time-honored executive-branch tradition, they’re generally submitted a year or two after the deadline).


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