Undermine our allies. Embolden our enemies. Diminish our country. Those nine words define the Obama Doctrine with respect to American security policy. All three elements were much in evidence in the president's benighted decision last week to cancel the "Third Site" for intercontinental-range missile defenses in Eastern Europe. They will be on display as well during this week's several conclaves with foreign leaders. The cumulative effect is predictable: A world in which the United States has fewer friends, more enemies, and less options for assuring its security.
It's hard to picture us having very many fewer friends or very many more enemies ... the previous andministration made sure of that.