Obama Chooses National Decline

In The National Interest, AHS speaker Mackubin Thomas Owens asserts that the Obama administration appears to be intentionally pursuing a policy of American decline: 

"Those who argue that the United States spends too much on defense ignore the fact that the cost of preventing war is far less than the cost of fighting one. Unfortunately, the weakness inherent in Obama’s 'grand strategy,' such as it is, is tailor-made to invite aggression and therefore is likely to result in war."