On Monday, President Obama announced that the United States will be lifting its decades-long ban on sales of military equipment to Vietnam, provoking criticisms that the president lost the necessary leverage to compel Vietnam to improve its human rights record. And while some experts contend that the lift is part of an effort to counter China’s growing strength in the region, President Obama claims it is simply intended to standardize relations between the United States and Vietnam.
Former Senator Bob Graham (D-Fla.), who has been trying since 2003 to get 28 classified pages of the famous 9/11 Commission Report released, has gone on national news programs frequently in recent weeks to make his point.
Several recent news reports indicate that the role of U.S. special forces in operations against ISIS and al-Qaeda in parts of the Middle East and Africa is expanding.
The false information put out by the Obama White House concerning the Iran nuclear deal raises the larger question: Should we trust presidents so much in foreign affairs?
The White House announced that during President Obama’s upcoming trip to Vietnam and Japan, "the President will make an historic visit to Hiroshima with Prime Minister Abe to highlight his continued commitment to pursuing the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons.