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

Strategic Failure: How President Obama's Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America[PDF / Epub] ❤ Strategic Failure: How President Obama's Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America ✅ Mark Moyar – Oaklandjobs.co.uk A distinguished historian with over a decade inside the US Department of Defense shows how the downsizing of our armed forces lowers the nation s defense and puts us at riskIn this stunningly detailed A distinguished historian with over How President PDF ✓ a decade inside the US Department of Defense shows how the downsizing of our armed forces lowers the nation s defense and puts us at riskIn this stunningly detailed account of US military power in the Obama era, Mark Moyar Strategic Failure: MOBI :¼ reveals how Obama s military decisions have led to the international catastrophes of his second term While our current downward spiral did not grab the attention of the American people until , Moyar finds its roots in Obama s first term decisions to shrink the US Failure: How President PDF ↠ military and replace large overseas military commitments with light footprints Obama s preoccupation with his political self interest has consistently trumped the national interest Moyar documents how Obama has failed to deliver on his substitutes for military power Cutting through the chaff of partisan bickering with penetrating analysis, he homes in on the events and personalities driving failures across the globe 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 US 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 US national security in the twenty first century Strategic Failure is a timely and fascinating opening salvo in the loomingshowdown between Republican and Democratic presidential contenders. Strategic Failure provides a fantastic overview of not only Mr Obama s military stance but also on the Obama White Houses stance on military The stances of both these entities was pretty shocking to behold over time as detailed here Most of the decisions while sounding pretty smart and ideal in a perfect world were against common practice and honestly lacking in logical sense due to events taking place in reality and on ground Even Obama Administration military advisers and agencies were disa Strategic Failure provides a fantastic overview of not only Mr Obama s military stance but also on the Obama White Houses stance on military The stances of both these entities was pretty shocking to behold over time as detailed here Most of the decisions while sounding pretty smart and ideal in a perfect world were against common practice and honestly lacking in logical sense due to events taking place in reality and on ground Even Obama Administration military advisers and agencies were disappointed by many decisions his White House and he himself made in the face of increasing insurgency in key places in the world.The book provides numerous case studies addressing how there is a need to strengthen US military spending and on ground troops in this age of increasing insurgency in key places Chapters focus on examples in numerous locations from Afghanistan to Iraq to Yemen, and even to places as far away as China and Eastern Europe The book shows how a strategy heavily reliant on light footprint actions and smaller military is not one that can be successful against organizations such as Al Quaeda, ISIS, Yemen, and places in Africa With leaders in key countries like Pakistan and Syria against drone warfare and even surgical warfare using special forces In cases show American lives and embassys could have been saved in Obama had increased the use of convential large scale forces,ships and aircrafts, in addition to special operations forces and intelligence For example, the most shocking was the huge failure in saving Ambassador Stevens at the embassy in Benghazi, Libya There were also examples in which drones and special forces were either countered badly or had targetted civiliansthan the targets in question Lastly with failures and lighter footprints causing lessened on the ground forces it appeared that the intelligence networks needed for successful drone strikes and targets were decreasing rapidly.The book makes a great case for showing that Mr Obama had an aversion to a strong military and an aversion from putting American s overseas It is understandable that someone who wants smart warfare would do that but after years of removing key forces in these lands and seeing rising gains in territory by extremist groups in countries that harbor them or them being able to quick takeover gains made in Afghanistan and Iraq, one would have expected him to change after all these years Unfortunately, with no increases in military spending, little desire to actually put troops on ground in his pivot to Asia which is discussed in great detail , and limited desire to go beyond using words for Russian expansion, the future seems to be indicated that he is going to cause America great trouble overseas if he keeps this up Enjoyable and fast paced read and one that is relevant to the world of today Well presentedWell documented , the author goes step by step throughout the world to demonstrate the fallacy of the pseudo strategy of an inept president Obviously overly concerned about national polls, he has failed to lead, and demonstrated numerous times the failures of a light footprint, and the limitations of over reliance on drones We need a forthright leader who has the moral fiber to work for a strong world peace, rather than allow the world to drift towards chaotic violence This was okay I was sympathetic to the arguments and they do land but many of the facts or issues are presented without context or misconstrued and the author does nothing to present any alternative points of view or the validity of opposing arguments I overall agreed with the author broad points but don t think he did a very good job in making the argument to anyone who didn t start at a point of agreement I d recommend it to someone that wants to understand conservatives general grip This was okay I was sympathetic to the arguments and they do land but many of the facts or issues are presented without context or misconstrued and the author does nothing to present any alternative points of view or the validity of opposing arguments I overall agreed with the author broad points but don t think he did a very good job in making the argument to anyone who didn t start at a point of agreement I d recommend it to someone that wants to understand conservatives general gripes about President Obama s foreign policy decisions but not for anyone serious about expanding their scholarship of the history of the period

Strategic Failure: How President Obama's Drone Warfare,
    Strategic Failure: How President Obama's Drone Warfare, penetrating analysis, he homes in on the events and personalities driving failures across the globe 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 US 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 US national security in the twenty first century Strategic Failure is a timely and fascinating opening salvo in the loomingshowdown between Republican and Democratic presidential contenders. Strategic Failure provides a fantastic overview of not only Mr Obama s military stance but also on the Obama White Houses stance on military The stances of both these entities was pretty shocking to behold over time as detailed here Most of the decisions while sounding pretty smart and ideal in a perfect world were against common practice and honestly lacking in logical sense due to events taking place in reality and on ground Even Obama Administration military advisers and agencies were disa Strategic Failure provides a fantastic overview of not only Mr Obama s military stance but also on the Obama White Houses stance on military The stances of both these entities was pretty shocking to behold over time as detailed here Most of the decisions while sounding pretty smart and ideal in a perfect world were against common practice and honestly lacking in logical sense due to events taking place in reality and on ground Even Obama Administration military advisers and agencies were disappointed by many decisions his White House and he himself made in the face of increasing insurgency in key places in the world.The book provides numerous case studies addressing how there is a need to strengthen US military spending and on ground troops in this age of increasing insurgency in key places Chapters focus on examples in numerous locations from Afghanistan to Iraq to Yemen, and even to places as far away as China and Eastern Europe The book shows how a strategy heavily reliant on light footprint actions and smaller military is not one that can be successful against organizations such as Al Quaeda, ISIS, Yemen, and places in Africa With leaders in key countries like Pakistan and Syria against drone warfare and even surgical warfare using special forces In cases show American lives and embassys could have been saved in Obama had increased the use of convential large scale forces,ships and aircrafts, in addition to special operations forces and intelligence For example, the most shocking was the huge failure in saving Ambassador Stevens at the embassy in Benghazi, Libya There were also examples in which drones and special forces were either countered badly or had targetted civiliansthan the targets in question Lastly with failures and lighter footprints causing lessened on the ground forces it appeared that the intelligence networks needed for successful drone strikes and targets were decreasing rapidly.The book makes a great case for showing that Mr Obama had an aversion to a strong military and an aversion from putting American s overseas It is understandable that someone who wants smart warfare would do that but after years of removing key forces in these lands and seeing rising gains in territory by extremist groups in countries that harbor them or them being able to quick takeover gains made in Afghanistan and Iraq, one would have expected him to change after all these years Unfortunately, with no increases in military spending, little desire to actually put troops on ground in his pivot to Asia which is discussed in great detail , and limited desire to go beyond using words for Russian expansion, the future seems to be indicated that he is going to cause America great trouble overseas if he keeps this up Enjoyable and fast paced read and one that is relevant to the world of today Well presentedWell documented , the author goes step by step throughout the world to demonstrate the fallacy of the pseudo strategy of an inept president Obviously overly concerned about national polls, he has failed to lead, and demonstrated numerous times the failures of a light footprint, and the limitations of over reliance on drones We need a forthright leader who has the moral fiber to work for a strong world peace, rather than allow the world to drift towards chaotic violence This was okay I was sympathetic to the arguments and they do land but many of the facts or issues are presented without context or misconstrued and the author does nothing to present any alternative points of view or the validity of opposing arguments I overall agreed with the author broad points but don t think he did a very good job in making the argument to anyone who didn t start at a point of agreement I d recommend it to someone that wants to understand conservatives general grip This was okay I was sympathetic to the arguments and they do land but many of the facts or issues are presented without context or misconstrued and the author does nothing to present any alternative points of view or the validity of opposing arguments I overall agreed with the author broad points but don t think he did a very good job in making the argument to anyone who didn t start at a point of agreement I d recommend it to someone that wants to understand conservatives general gripes about President Obama s foreign policy decisions but not for anyone serious about expanding their scholarship of the history of the period "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 400 pages
  • Strategic Failure: How President Obama's Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America
  • Mark Moyar
  • 01 March 2019
  • 1476713243