A few weeks ago, Secretary of State John Kerry spent more than 30 minutes lecturing the media at Davos
But, after more than a decade of military engagement, there is much evidence that Americans want to lower their role in international conflicts. The latest CBS/New York Times poll (2-26-14) shows that 65 percent of Americans do not believe the U.S. should “take the leading role in solving international conflict.”
Does the Ukrainian crisis move public opinion back from the obvious period of “standing down”? Will national security be an issue in the 2014 election? Which party will benefit, if either? It appears a serious debate over America’s role in the world will frame the 2016 presidential contest.
See The Buzz:
Obama’s foreign policy in trouble, 1-13-14
We are not disengaging, 1-30-14