The US is experiencing an unprecedented rise in employment figures and the record-breaking stats for the numbers of people covered by medical insurance. Despite this, a gloomy cloud has settled over a certain part of American society, and the reasons are not entirely clear.
After September 11, US's vulnerability and failure to combat terrorism, be it operations in Afghanistan or Iraq, is inextricably linked to US's geopolitical disaster. But these tendencies have changed and Washington is regaining its position of influence on the international political arena.
Barack Obama is trying to create an impression that his presidential term could end better than it started. Meanwhile, Russia and Afghanistan reveal the failure of US foreign policy. The US's response, is the dismantlement of the inefficient Syrian rebel training program. Yet the US President will pass on his deeds in the Mideast to his successor.