December 30, 2014

New year brings new tests for Obama on national security

Featuring Jerry Hendrix

Journalist Philip Ewing

If this seemed like a tough year for President Barack Obama on national security, just wait until 2015.

The new year will bring major tests in nearly all the areas of crisis that the Obama administration has tried to keep at a low boil, from the war on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, to the drawdown in Afghanistan, to the slow-motion standoff with Russia over its incursion into Ukraine.

“The practical problem, however, is that the Obama administration has yet to demonstrate that it has a successful strategy or plan for dealing with any of these wars,” wrote Anthony Cordesman, a top national security scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Read the full article in POLITICO.

  • Jerry Hendrix

    Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program

    Jerry Hendrix is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Defense Strategies and Assessments Program at the Center for a New American Security. A retired Captain in the United...