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Obama West Point Speech

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
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 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Politics
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 | Politics

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...

Obama Seeks To Recast Postwar Foreign Policy

AP | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation emerges from more than a decade of war, President Barack Obama is seeking to recast U.S. foreign policy as an endeav...

Kerry: U.S. Will Start $5 Billion Anti-Terrorist Fund

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday the United States is setting up a $5 billion "terrorism partnership fund" to help oth...

Fixing Our Foreign Policy: 12 Ideas From a Sometimes Critic

Richard N. Haass | Posted 07.27.2014 | World
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 | Politics
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 | World
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 | Politics
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?

West Point Cadets Will Serve 'In Harm's Way'

AP | MICHAEL HILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Warned by President Barack Obama that they face a long, dangerous road, U.S. Military Academy graduates said they were undaun...

The Afghanistan Parenthesis [UPDATED]

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Bromwich

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

Obama West Point Speech: Best Photos From The Night

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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 | Politics
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?

Talking the Talk: An Exercise in Irony From West Point to Oslo

Eugene Jarecki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eugene Jarecki

If Barack Obama were truly seeking to apply Eisenhower's wisdom, he would need to examine whether his Afghan plan is not the very kind of "spectacular and costly action" against which Eisenhower once warned.

Fox News Wins Obama Afghanistan Speech Ratings

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fox News handily won the cable news ratings race Tuesday night for President Obama's speech at West Point about sending more troops to Afghanistan. F...

The Forgotten Cost of War: Caring for Veterans

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Rieckhoff

President Obama has finally laid out his strategy for Afghanistan. Unfortunately, he did so without using the word "veteran" and without articulating any back-end support for our returning troops.

Obama Afghanistan Speech TEXT, VIDEO: Watch West Point Address

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday, President Obama laid out his Afghanistan war strategy in an address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The president talked about...

Obama West Point Speech On Afghanistan: Full Details

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Declaring "our security is at stake," President Barack Obama ordered an additional 30,000 U.S. troops into the long war in Af...

Jason Linkins

President Obama Did Use The Word 'Terrorism' At West Point, Despite What You May Have Heard | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

It seems to me that if the aftermath of the Crotchfire Attack on NWA Flight 253 proved anything about Representative Peter King (R-N.Y.), it's that hi...

Are We Not Romans?

Michael Vlahos | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Vlahos

Americans like to compare themselves to old Romans, especially those martial neocons-of-the-soft-hands and their adder-tongued women. But hearken: It may be a fair analogy.

What Does 30,000 Troops Really Buy Us?

Megan Carpentier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Megan Carpentier

Is a graceful withdrawal and a less unstable puppet government worth more American lives? Are those lives really worth that "success"?