Strategic Failure: How President Obama’s Drone Warfare, by Mark Moyar

By Mark Moyar

A amazing historian with over a decade contained in the US division of security exhibits how the downsizing of our military lowers the nation’s safeguard and places us at risk.

In this stunningly distinctive account people army energy within the Obama period, Mark Moyar finds how Obama’s army judgements have ended in the foreign catastrophes of his moment time period. whereas our present downward spiral didn't seize the eye of the yankee humans till 2014, Moyar reveals its roots in Obama’s first-term judgements to cut back the united states army and change huge in a foreign country army commitments with “light footprints.”

Obama’s preoccupation along with his political self-interest has constantly trumped the nationwide curiosity. Moyar records how Obama has didn't bring on his substitutes for army strength. slicing in the course of the chaff of partisan bickering with penetrating research, he houses in at the occasions and personalities using mess ups around the globe.

Moyar illustrates how Obama’s guidelines resulted in the increase of ISIS, and the way stipulations are primed for destiny cataclysms. He exhibits how the killing of the U.S. ambassador at Benghazi was once the results of a light-footprint process in Libya, and divulges the issues stemming from our reliance on drone moves. the continued army drawdown and overseas perceptions of Obama’s passivity have heightened the hazards to the United States from her enemies.

Drawing upon the teachings of Obama’s presidency, Moyar concludes via making a choice on a greater means for US nationwide defense within the twenty-first century. Strategic Failure is a well timed and interesting starting salvo within the looming 2016 showdown among Republican and Democratic presidential contenders.

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