Brent Scowcroft Center Senior Adviser Harlan Ullman writes for UPI on the White House's lack of strategic vision in ending the crisis in Ukraine: 

From the halls of the U.S. Congress to the shores of distant lands, a mounting and common critique of the United States is failure to lead.Despite President Barack Obama’s courageous decision to approve the raid three years ago that brought Osama bin Laden to American justice, by most polls and measures at home and abroad, American leadership is alleged to be missing in action. “Leading from behind” in toppling Libya’s Muramar Qaddafi and setting “red lines” to prevent Bashar al Assad from using chemical weapons in Syria were the first declared symptoms of Obama’s reluctance to take charge.

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