|Witcover: Obama doctrine put to the test|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
Even as President Obama continues to insist that there will be no return of American “boots on the ground” in Iraq, stark reality is severely testing what has come to be known as the Obama Doctrine — that the use of U.S. military power has limits defined by America’s own national interests.
His decision to airdrop humanitarian aid to a non-Islamic ethnic group isolated in Kurdish Iraq by threatening forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and authorization of air strikes against the militants is a reluctant first step in that direction.
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