Strategic Failure - How President Obama's Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America-logo

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

Mark Moyar

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Genres:

History

Description:

In this stunningly detailed account of U.S. military power in the Obama era, Mark Moyar reveals how Obama's military decisions have led to the international catastrophes of his second term. While the current downward spiral did not become noticeable until 2014, Moyar finds its roots in Obama's first-term decisions to shrink the U.S. military and replace large overseas military commitments with "light footprints." Moyar illustrates how Obama's policies led to the rise of ISIS and how conditions are primed for future cataclysms. He shows how the killing of the U.S. ambassador at Benghazi was the result of a light-footprint approach in Libya and reveals the problems stemming from our reliance on drone strikes. The ongoing military drawdown and international perceptions of Obama's passivity have heightened the risks to America from her enemies. Drawing upon the lessons of Obama's presidency, Moyar concludes by identifying a better way for U.S. national security in the twenty-first century. Strategic Failure is a timely and fascinating opening salvo in the looming 2016 showdown between Republican and Democratic presidential contenders.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Berkrot

Length:

12h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

08:25


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

30:44


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

37:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

37:54


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

50:04


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

38:01


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:08


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:03:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

45:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

52:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:05:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

58:57


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

56:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

38:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:48


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

56:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:36