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The Obama doctrine under fire [Commentary]
The Obama doctrine under fire [Commentary]

A major ramification of the downing of the Malaysian airliner over Ukraine is how it challenges and imperils the Obama Doctrine as the president spelled it out in his speech at West Point on May 29. He said then his "bottom lime" on use of American military force was that "it cannot be the only or even primary component of our leadership in every instance." In a rather simplistic analogy, he added: "Just because we have the best hammer does not mean that every problem is a nail." He said at the same time regarding the Russian land-grab in Crimea that there was "no military solution" to the crisis, and that his failure to use U.S....

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