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Obama's foreign policy is somewhat reminiscent of JFK's


Andric Perez
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Obama is pissing off the military, as reported by the Washington Post.

1) Two of his former defense secretaries just slammed Obama for not bombing Syria.

2) From the article: "Obama’s relationship with the military was indelibly shaped early in his presidency by the 2009 debate over whether a troop surge in Afghanistan that his generals were pressing for stood a good chance of turning around the worsening conflict. “From his perspective, he trusted the military and they betrayed him,” said the official.

3) From the article: "The administration’s inability to keep a residual U.S. military force in Iraq at the end of 2010 after a lengthy policy debate left some senior military officers feeling dejected. The Pentagon wanted to keep 10,000 to 15,000 troops in Iraq after the drawdown.

4) From the article: "But there was also trepidation about a White House that many career military officers say has monopolized decision-making in a tight circle dominated by civilians and that often deliberates endlessly, seemingly unwilling or unable to formulate decisive policies."

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"In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist."

Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961

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