While America Slept: Restoring American Leadership to a World in Crisis

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Encounter Books, Sep 6, 2016 - Political Science - 184 pages
Robert C. O'Brien's collection of essays on U.S. national security and foreign policy, with a forward by Hugh Hewitt, is a wake up call to the American people. The world has become steadily more dangerous under President Obama's "lead from behind" foreign policy. The Obama Administration's foreign policy has emboldened our adversaries and disheartened our allies. Indeed, Obama's nuclear deal with Iran is a 1938 moment. At the same time, the U.S. military has been cut and risks returning to the hollow force days of the 1970s. O'Brien lays out the challenges and provides the common sense "peace through strength" solutions that will allow the next president to make America great again.

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Robert C. O’Brien is a trial lawyer with an international practice at Larson O’Brien LLP in Los Angeles. He was a senior foreign policy advisor to Governor Scott Walker and Senator Ted Cruz during the 2016 presidential campaign. O’Brien served as a senior advisor to Governor Mitt Romney on both of his presidential campaigns.

O’Brien was Co-Chairman of the US Department of State Public-Private Partnership for Justice Reform in Afghanistan. He served as a presidentially appointed member of the US Cultural Property Advisory Committee. In 2005, O’Brien was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate to serve as a US Representative to the United Nations General Assembly, where he worked with Ambassador John Bolton. Earlier in his career, O’Brien was a senior legal officer with the United Nations Security Council in Geneva, Switzerland. He served as a major in the JAG Corps of the US Army Reserve.

A frequent guest on Fox News, The Hugh Hewitt Show, CNN, and other radio and cable TV networks, O’Brien is regularly called upon by the media to interpret and comment on breaking national security and political stories.

He lives in Southern California with his wife and children.

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