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Obama West Point Speech

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Home
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

Why There Is No Obama Doctrine

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 08.05.2014 | Home
Tom Engelhardt

Think of Barack Obama's recent return to West Point at graduation time to offer his approach to an increasingly chaotic world as a bookend on an era. George W. Bush went to the Academy in June 2002 and laid out his vision of "preemptive war."

Obama at West Point

Michael Brenner | Posted 08.02.2014 | Home
Michael Brenner

President Obama presented the case for his foreign policy last week -- again. He addressed the cadet corps at West Point in what was billed as a comprehensive strategic statement for the balance of his tenure in office, and for America's future.

Obama's Speech, Latin America, and the World as It Should Be

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 07.29.2014 | Home
Lisa Haugaard

There's much in Obama's foreign policy speech at West Point that resonates for those who would like to see a just foreign policy towards Latin America.

Obama's West Point Address: So Much Criticism to Keep Track of

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.29.2014 | Home
Daniel R. DePetris

If President Obama and his national security advisers in the administration were hoping that his commencement address at West Point would set the record straight on his view of the world, they will be sadly disappointed by the result.

New Obama Foreign Policy

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.29.2014 | Home
Jeff Danziger


Read The Full Text Of Obama's Remarks From His West Point Speech On Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.28.2014 | Home

President Barack Obama delivered a speech at West Point's graduation ceremony on Wednesday. Obama's remarks come one day after he announced plans t...

Fixing Our Foreign Policy: 12 Ideas From a Sometimes Critic

Richard N. Haass | Posted 07.27.2014 | Home
Richard N. Haass

Obama has been critical of his foreign policy critics of late, suggesting that they had little to propose other than military intervention. As a sometimes critic, I take exception to that charge, as I rarely support "boots on the ground," but do question the Obama administration both for what it is doing and not doing.

NYT: Everybody Who's Anybody Wants to Bomb Syria

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.26.2014 | Home
Robert Naiman

The majority of Democrats, Republicans and Independents in the country don't want the U.S. government to be running around the world, bombing other people's countries all the time, so the New York Times and its favored "critics" can go pound sand.

Who's the Huckster for This High-Interest War?

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Derrick Crowe

On Afghanistan, either the general or the president (or both) is a huckster for this high-interest war. We'll know from the White House's response to this military media blitz just who the huckster really is.

War Propaganda: Soldiers Become Pawns For The Powerful

Jake Diliberto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jake Diliberto

As a Patriotic American and a former Marine, I urge all of us to get realistic about this war. At the rate of 8 billion dollars a month, do Americans want to be in Afghanistan for the next 15 years?

The Afghanistan Parenthesis [UPDATED]

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Bromwich

Recent restatements of policy from high-ranking administration officials flatly contradicts what Americans heard the president declare last Tuesday at West Point.

Are War Generals Undermining Obama's Command In Afghanistan?

Politico | DAVID ROGERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Implicit in the president's decision is an effective cap of about 100,000 for the American force, but top Democrats fear that unless Obama is more ass...

Obama's Afghan Deadline Was Right

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Schlesinger

The most explosive controversy over President Obama's address at West Point is the deadline he has proposed for the beginning of withdrawal of US forc...

Obama's Afghan War Plan: Nine Key Points

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The basic details of President Obama's new Afghanistan strategy have been slowly emerging over the last 2 days, providing an increasingly clear pictur...

More and More, Obama Seems a Faux Liberal

John R. MacArthur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John R. MacArthur

Instead of shoring up Obama's image of goodness, liberals really should be asking, "Does the president have a conscience?" Because if he does, he's really no better than Nixon.

Reporter Took Gun To Obama's West Point Speech, Asked To Leave

TPM LiveWire | Rachel Slajda | December 3, 2009, 3:41PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A local reporter attempting to cover President Obama's speech at West Point this week was not allowed in when he told security officials he had a hunt...

A Few Small Questions About Obama's Afghanistan Surge

Mayhill Fowler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mayhill Fowler

Why would any civilian, an expert in agriculture or public health or energy infrastructure, be willing to give his or her life for a project to which our president is not fully committed?

Sam Stein

Obama's Speech By The Words: Low On Democracy, Heavy On Security | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President Obama's speech at West Point on Tuesday night, in which he announced the addition of U.S. 30,000 troops to Afghanistan, was more about broad...

The Afghan Speech Obama Should Give, But Won't

TomDispatch | Tom Dispatch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sure, the quote in the over-title is only my fantasy. No one in Washington -- no less President Obama -- ever said, "This administration ended, rather...

Jason Linkins

Obama's Use Of 'Terror': Reporters Still Struggling To Use Internet To Verify Claims | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

One of the last things I did in 2009 was to lament the awesome stupidity of a press corps that seemed unable to do even basic fact-checking, such as u...

Obama at West Point: One Week Later

William Astore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
William Astore

I worry that we are not informed citizens. I worry about putting our promising young men and women in harm's way. But most of all, I worry that this fight might be lost and unjust.

9/11? Yes, 9/11.

Oliver Willis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Oliver Willis

If you don't support increasing the amount of troops, that is a fine and patriotic position to have, but folks on the Left have got to quit rewriting history by pretending Obama is somehow suddenly a hawk on Afghanistan.

Obama West Point Speech: Best Photos From The Night

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After months of careful deliberation, President Obama laid out his plans for Afghanistan in a speech at West Point Tuesday night. See the best photos ...

Questions Obama Has To Answer Tonight

Jon Soltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jon Soltz

By deploying an additional 34k troops, without speeding up the departure from Iraq, our force will remain overstretched. How does the administration reconcile this issue?