from Pressure Points and Middle East Program

The Obama Doctrine

February 6, 2012

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In this week’s issue of The Weekly Standard, I propose that there really is an "Obama Doctrine" that rivals in its way the  "Nixon Doctrine" and "Carter Doctrine."

Here is what it would look like: “I will undertake any military attack against our enemies, regardless of the risks and collateral damage, so long as it is over by the time I have to announce it.” Obama is leaning away from the old “two war” or “one and a half war” capabilities toward a new idea: American soldiers as raiders, undertaking one-day or one-hour attacks.

The dangers of such a policy for the United States, and the advantages for Mr. Obama, are the subject of the editorial.

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