Another post over at the Doctrine blog today, this time taking a look at President Obama’s national security record.
A short excerpt is pasted below, but be sure to read the rest here.
If there is one issue that the Democratic and Republican National Conventions have magnified, it is that the current administration has a clear advantage on national security. With a recently-polled 13 point advantage on counterterrorism and a 9 point advantage on national security and foreign policy in general, President Obama has left Mitt Romney tongue tied on an issue that Republicans once dominated; the very safety and security of our country and the troops that remain in harm’s way.
But this advantage hasn’t come from thin air. The lead has been steadily crafted by an administration that inherited two major wars, a weakened international standing, and the ongoing threat of terrorism at home and abroad. It has been crafted by an administration that needed to turn things around.