President Obama is a creature of the modern American “neoliberal” consensus, and the current anxiety of the elites over the president’s leadership reflects an underlying and growing self-doubt among that consensus.
Japan's ambition to play a larger role on the world stage and address the security problems posed by a rising China have led Tokyo to undertake institutional, policy, and defense reforms. Given Japan's budgetary restraints, however, it is unclear whether its resources can match its strategic ambitions.
The starting point of a national debate about national security must be that the U.S. military is too small and under-resourced to carry out the nation’s defense strategy.
A true rebalancing to Asia is neither possible, given the state of today's U.S. military, nor likely to be sustainable if planned defense cuts are not reversed. The reality is that the United States cannot rebalance on the cheap.
Recent developments in Crimea and Ukraine highlight the crucial importance of robust transatlantic military capabilities. However, these capabilities are on a downward trajectory. If current trends continue, the weakening of collective defenses may reach a tipping point where significant collective power projection would be problematic at best.
Unlike President Lincoln, President Obama does not seem to understand that avoiding decisive action against America's enemies now, through an excess of caution, will lead to more costly and challenging conflict later.
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