Annotate This: Obama's Speech on National Security

Chernus, Ira
May 2009
Foreign Policy in Focus;5/29/2009, p1
The author focuses on a speech on national security by U.S. President Barack Obama delivered at the National Archives. He recalls that he believed in the announcement made by State Secretary Hillary Clinton that the war on terror was over only to hear from Obama that the country is still at war. He adds that Obama mentioned that the country is at war with the al-Qaeda group and its affiliates which include the Taliban group. The difference between the approach of Obama and former President George W. Bush toward counterterrorism is discussed.


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