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Reset the Obama Foreign Policy

Or get eaten by the bear.

12:00 AM, Jul 3, 2009 • By JAMIE FLY
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These actions, combined with the administration's seeming lack of interest in confronting Russia on human rights and other "uncomfortable" topics do not leave the Obama administration with a good negotiating hand.

If he abandons the European missile defense sites, President Obama will have succeeded in empowering the ayatollahs in Tehran and the autocrats in Moscow, and will concomitantly put our allies in central and Eastern Europe on notice that they are merely bargaining chips to be discarded when it is convenient.

That would be quite the "reset."

Jamie M. Fly served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and on the National Security Council Staff from 2005-2009. He is Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Initiative.