Ed Krayewski on President Obama's Foreign Policy Legacy


White House

With just about two and a half years left of President Obama's second term, it's legacy-building time at the White House. Last week the president gave two foreign policy speeches, in Afghanistan on Memorial Day to announce that the war in Afghanistan was ending by the end of the year, and at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he announced 10,000 troops would be left behind. The president told graduating cadets they could be the first class since 9/11 not to serve in Afghanistan or Iraq. Or, as Ed Krayewski writes, they may not be; such hedging and contradictions have been hallmarks of the Obama Administration's foreign policy.