Naval War College Review

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Pelham G. Boyer


Senator Barack Obama’s election in November as the next president of the United States raises many questions about the future direction of American for- eign and national security policy. None is more important than the question whether the Obama presidency will bring about a significant course correction in the grand strategy of the United States. Will an Obama administration cut defense spending dramatically while recapitalizing America’s instruments of “soft power”?