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Concerned Veterans for America Launches “Leading From Behind” Case Study Series

By Concerned Veterans for America

First Video Focuses on Lessons Learned From Obama’s Foreign Policy Failures in Libya

Arlington, Va. – Today, as part of its Strength and Security Project, Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) launched its “Leading From Behind” Case Study Series — a series that focuses on the consequences of the Obama administration’s lack of a clear national security strategy and identifies lessons learned. 

The first installment of the series — which includes a 5-minute informational video — focuses on the current chaos in Libya and the policies that led to a failed state and the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. The video was developed in conjunction with The Heritage Foundation.

Leading from Behind Libya case study video

Click here to watch the video

“Libya is a prime example of why Obama’s strategy of ‘leading from behind’ makes the world a more dangerous place and America less secure,” said CVA CEO Pete Hegseth. “The Obama administration touted the military operations against Libya in 2011 as an example of their new and improved national security strategy – war from the air, no footprint on the ground, and allies taking the lead. But the current chaos in Libya today shows that that strategy has been a complete failure that has only emboldened and strengthened radical Islamic groups that threaten not only the region, but also America and America’s allies. This is why we chose to focus on Libya for our initial case study in the ‘Leading From Behind’ series.”

“This video is just the beginning. The entire case study series, which will continue through 2015, will draw out key lessons from the failure of Obama’s foreign policy around the world in the hopes of beginning to develop a set of principles for a better and more clear American national security strategy—which is the key mission of the Strength and Security Project. CVA will be launching more case studies in the coming months in order to draw out more lessons from different national security strategy challenges around the world,” concluded Hegseth.


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Concerned Veterans for America is a non-partisan, non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization that advocates for policies that will preserve the freedom and liberty we and our families so proudly fought and sacrificed to defend.