It is far too early to render final judgment on the Obama presidency. All the chatter about his “legacy” overlooks two obvious realities. The significance of President Obama will depend heavily on events that have not yet happened (for starters, the fate of the Iranian nuclear deal) and comparisons, for better or worse, with his successor. Still, it’s possible to make some tentative observations.
The private files outlining hidden agreements in the Iran nuclear deal may be released in one of President Donald Trump’s first actions in office.
‘We’re Not in Perfect Control’: U.S. Plans Operation Against Islamic State in Syria Despite Obstacles
The Obama administration is racing to settle questions that could scuttle a planned offensive against the Islamic State in the Syrian city of Raqqa that Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter has said will begin “within weeks . . . and not many weeks.”