Life under the Obama Doctrine || by Caroline Glick


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For most commentators, President Barack Obama’s biggest achievement in his four-nation tour of Asia was the enhanced defense treaty he signed with Philippine President Benigno Aquino. The pact permits US forces to operate on Philippine military bases and sets the conditions for joint training of US and Philippine forces, among other things.

 

There are two problems with the treaty, however.

 
And they reflect the basic problem with US foreign policy generally, five-and-a-half years into the Obama presidency.

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