REUTERS/Yuya Shino - U.S. President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One as he departs Haneda International Airport in Tokyo April 25, 2014. Obama neared the end of a state visit to Japan on Friday during which he assured America's close ally that Washington would come to its defence but failed to clinch a trade deal vital to his promised "pivot" to Asia.

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The Real World Consequences of Cutting Military Spending

April 30, 2014, William A. Galston

According to the most recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll, more Americans than in recent decades want the U.S. to withdraw from global affairs, a desire that crosses party lines. In this post, William Galston reflects on what this means for President Obama's leadership in an age of budget cuts and congressional inaction.

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