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National Security Policy Adrift
Accuracy in Media, by Retired Adm. James A. Lyons

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/18/2014 6:02:23 AM

With the weakest national security team since World War II, it is no wonder that both our foreign and national security policies lack coherence and direction. The Administration’s faculty-lounge logic that, in the 21st century, “diplomacy” will substitute for military solutions to international crisis, overlooks or chooses to ignore a key factor: recognized military power that provides the essential underpinnings to successful diplomacy. It is called “Peace through Strength.” How did we get to the rudderless position we are in today? Clearly, a series of policy mistakes have been made. It should be remembered that it was President Carter’s misguided policies

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/18/2014 8:03:08 AM     (No. 9970057)

Last para - Obama "must remember that the objectives of ISIS, AQ, MB, and the Iranian regime are all the same – destroy Israel and the United States. The Administration must decide which side they are on."

Obama decided long ago that he was not on the side of the US or Israel or our traditional allies, and that he stood, domestically, with the Bill Ayers and Saul Alinsky against the US and with the Muslim Bro in the Middle East. The fact that we have the smallest army since before WWII, the smallest Navy since WWI and are unilaterally eliminating our nuclear shield isn´t simply budget cutting. To Obama, a weak US will force us to trade our already tenuous freedoms to the federal government in exchange for a meager but equal existence for all. Except, that is, for wealthy Democrats, who will compete to seem average while being incredibly rich.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 8/18/2014 9:53:39 AM     (No. 9970228)

#1 beat me to the same quote. For we who grew up in WWII and the Korean War, it is very upsetting to see the destruction of the world so many fought to make safe for all who love freedom. How sad that our first so-called "black" president wants to basically enslave us.

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