Obama pursued an ambivalent approach to global involvement, but his core strategy was retrenchment. In his actions and his statements, he critiqued and repudiated previous American strategy and reinforced a national mood favoring a much less active role in the world and much narrower definition of American interests. The Obama administration responded to the George W. Bush administration’s failures in Iraq and Afghanistan not by restoring American power and influence but by further reducing them. Although the administration promised to “rebalance” American foreign policy to Asia and the Pacific, in practice that meant reducing global commitments and accommodating revisionist powers at the expense of allies’ security.
Among all the disasters, caused by humanity, World War I was the first global disaster. It is known as “The Great War” because of its terrible consequences and all the pain and sorrow it brought to people. World War I started in 1914 and lasted four years. Four years of destruction and killing. The . was a witness that saw total devastation. More than 9 million people were killed and even more people returned to their homes maimed physically and mentally. Humanity has not seen a catastrophe on such a scale before. Humanity didn’t know how much pain the twentieth century would bring.