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Strategic Failure

How President Obama’s Drone Warfare, Defense Cuts, and Military Amateurism Have Imperiled America
Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
Length: 12 hrs and 25 mins
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In this stunningly detailed account of US military power in the Obama era, Mark Moyar reveals how Obama's military decisions have led to the international catastrophes of his second term. While the current downward spiral did not become noticeable until 2014, Moyar finds its roots in Obama's first-term decisions to shrink the US military and replace large overseas military commitments with "light footprints".

Moyar illustrates how Obama's policies led to the rise of ISIS and how conditions are primed for future cataclysms. He shows how the killing of the US ambassador at Benghazi was the result of a light-footprint approach in Libya and reveals the problems stemming from our reliance on drone strikes. The ongoing military drawdown and international perceptions of Obama's passivity have heightened the risks to America from her enemies.

Drawing upon the lessons of Obama's presidency, Moyar concludes by identifying a better way for US national security in the 21st Century. Strategic Failure is a timely and fascinating opening salvo in the looming 2016 showdown between Republican and Democratic presidential contenders.

©2015 Mark Moyar (P)2015 Tantor

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" Strategic Failure is an extraordinary read for anyone who cares about the future of the United States of America." (Lieutenant General Michael T. Flynn, USA)

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Great read without BS

Terrific read that leads to an understanding of Obama's failures in foriegn policy and how similar they are to his arch enemy's George Bush.

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Great content.

The content of this book was excellent. The narrator drove me nuts. I'll live. LOL!!!

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WELL worth it!

if the listener wants to understand the challenges and mistakes of us strategic power projection since 9/11, you ought to start here.

the author's writing moves you through difficult and sometimes dense concepts with enjoyable rapidity and clarity.

regarding accusations of international distaste for the United States, the author provides you with why that may be perceived.

by the time the reader gets to chapters 11 through the end of the book, conclusions are well formed redoubts.

this book is a strategic must read.

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Excellent

loved it. Excellent audio book that sheds light on a supposed administration that has been anything but transparent.

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A good listen

I found this book both informative and frustrating. Really does a great job of capturing why were find ourselves in our current situation on both a tactical and strategic level. Narration was well done. I recommend this book.