Sending drones not divisions
In the post-Cold War era, it was possible to hold grand illusions and chase utopian dreams. As President Obama understands, and his foreign policy critics fail to grasp, that time is past.
We live now in a post-post-Cold War world. At West Point this week, Obama attempted to sketch a different kind of U.S. leadership -- less messianic and martial, more cautious and collaborative -- designed to deal with things as they are, not as we might have hoped they would be.