Obama Administration

Conservatives: US is Losing Its Global Influence

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says "The world sees the United States as weakening"


A mounting set of foreign policy challenges is raising hackles among conservatives, who argue that the White House is squandering American influence around the globe. 

In the Middle East, longtime U.S. allies Israel and Saudi Arabia have been rattled by the administration's nuclear talks with Iran, which led to an interim agreement in November. Under its terms, some sanctions were lifted on the longtime U.S. enemy.