Allies Right to Worry About Passive Obama

By San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Union-Tribune - August 26, 2014

fter five years in office, presidents don’t change much, so it’s unrealistic to expect a sea change from Barack Obama on foreign policy. But as crises build in the Ukraine and the Middle East, questions are growing about the U.S. reluctance to play its traditional lead role in world affairs — and doubts are building about whether the U.S. will honor its security commitments. These concerns come not just from neoconservative militarists but from Obama’s first secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, and such longtime allies as Great Britain, France, Israel and Saudi Arabia.

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