Obama Hit by History

James Carafano /

When President Obama entered office he adopted a doctrine toward national security that mirrored President Jimmy Carter’s reliance on diplomacy and the United Nations. America’s enemies saw Carter as a paper tiger and by the second year of his administration the president saw almost unprecedented challenges to his leadership worldwide.  Reading the world headlines today it seems like a case of deja vu all over again—adversaries are coming after Obama with a vengeance. North Korea has thrown down the gauntlet.

The White House has looked impotent in dealing with WikiLeaks—and now, news stories reveal that while Russia negotiated a one-sided New START nuclear deal with Obama on the one hand, they also snuck tactical nuclear weapons (in defiance of a assurances to the US) closer to NATO on the other. (more…)