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Jan 3, 2012 0 Comments

Five ways Obama weakened National Security in 2011 Articles / Opinion Editorials

Authors: J.D. GORDON

So 2011 has come and gone – yet another bleak chapter in our national security outlook under President Obama. Considering that we have a president who made it a point to apologize for our superpower status, the notion that he would somehow weaken the country should not be surprising. After all, he’s only matching his words with deeds.

The Obama administration naturally would dispute this assertion, citing the “elimination” of al Qaeda icons Osama bin Laden via SEAL Team 6 in Pakistan and U.S. citizen Anwar al-Awlaki via drone strike in Yemen. True, both moves were bold, and the president deserves credit for making those tough decisions. However, in the grand scheme of things, targeted killings of terrorist leaders are more a series of one-offs than a comprehensive strategy to strengthen our national security.

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