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Strategic Failure: How President Obama’s Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America

Grand strategy is a blueprint that sets the path to foreign policy; more specifically, it reveals which foreign policy decisions should be taken and which tools can be used to protect national interest and security. Among many states, which produce and follow a grand strategy, the United States is the most remarkable example.

 

Grand strategy is a blueprint that sets the path to foreign policy; more specifically, it reveals which foreign policy decisions should be taken and which tools can be used to protect national interest and security. Among many states, which produce and follow a grand strategy, the United States is the most remarkable example. Soon after the Cold War, different conflicts started to emerge and the approach of different presidents to these conflicts resulted in different grand strategies. Indeed, within the context of grand strategy, the United States started wars in Afghanistan and Iraq after the September 11, 2001 attacks, soon to find itself socioeconomically damaged. Moreover, the United States was shaken even more by the economic crisis of 2008, which translated into difficulties in domestic politics. In light of these developments, Obama came to the presidency and set out to follow a new grand strategy.

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