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nt Russia bombing in Syria keenness Taliban advancing in Afghanistan dnmt stalemate with Islamic state just a few of the foreign policy migraines plaguing president Obama and raising these questions about his favorite go to strategy , so called Obama doctrine foreign policy correspondent Matt Metonic the Obama doctrine loosely defined as the president's assertion , that he is willing to use US military force but his preference , training and equipping the , not that they will do the fighting on the ground , that policy emerging largely from the handlebar mo was dealt the American public reeling from long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and where you have deeper involvement abroad in in recent months there's a mounting evidence that the Obama doctrine daily we have seen the warrant , train and equip are virtually on helping away , ok in Iraq , I have been routed by Islamic state militants , in a major city , it is tragic my fellow Americans critics like Republican senator John McCain demanding a more muscular American presence in the Mideast to counter Iran and Russia as well as militant groups like Islamic state , with only fourteen months left in office analysts say Obama's doesn't want a new military commitment clouding his legacy but that could well mean passing on those migraines to his successor