Obama’s Foreign Policy
Obama was not a radical. He was a reformist, and he brought those tendencies to his foreign policy decisions. The War in Afghanistan was a complicated situation where Obama chose to keep a steady hand. The Afghanistan government was corrupt, and the Taliban's presence in the country controlled the ordinary population. American troops' presence in the region was essential to maintaining order. Although Obama had initially wanted to be an anti-war president, he knew that pulling all troops out of the country would have catastrophic consequences.