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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Defending Our Vital National Interests

In his foreign policy speech at West Point, President Obama proclaimed a policy of common sense with which most people agree: we should take military action if necessary to defend our vital national interests, but we must refrain from military intervention in foreign troubles that are not matters of national interest.  The rub comes in identifying, then in anticipating threats to, short-term and long-term vital interests of the United States.