During Obama’s two-term tenure, himself along with the democratic party implemented a number of public policies for both foreign and domestic affairs. Some of these policies include the health care reform, budget negotiations, supreme court and other judicial appointments along with the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, advancing discussions on global climate change, which led to the 2015 Paris Agreement and brokering a nuclear deal with Iran.Before going deep into the topic, one must know and understand what exactly is a public policy and the role it plays in society to date. A public policy is a consistent course of action, created in response to any perceived problems of a constituency, formulated by a specific political process, and adopted, implemented, and enforced by a public agency. According to Daniel Moynihan, a public policy seeks to encompass the largest range of phenomena and concerns. (“Schambra”) Its purpose is to examine how political processes create essential programs that work to change society. A public policy aimed to give the system as a whole, the proper shape which then provides an elaborate array of programs, rules, incentives, and intentions that will fall into place. (“Schambra”) Public policy is also purposive and consistent course Despite Obama lacking executive experience when he took his presidential oath, the way in which he articulated what politics and the government was for, him and the Democrats embodied it. He took front when addressing challenges as they arise and was able to formulate comprehensive policies aimed to give a large social system as well as allowing people to see and understand his “policy approach.” To him, governing a nation meant including each and every stakeholder at hand.The foreign policy that I’ve chosen is the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. I picked this policy because a lot of people did not see the signs of what this foreign policy has done for the U.S. Obama had to pick up the slack that the former President Bush left behind and turn his plan into something that would help the U.S. and deteriorate the strength that Afghanistan had. A lot of U.S. troops were coming home in body bags and Obama had enough, so he knew he had to come up with a mastermind plan to put an end to this situations. The whole concept of war was changed under Obama.On September 11, 2001, which was known as 9/11, Al Qaeda attacked our nation and killed many of innocent lives. The United States went to war with Al Qaeda and Taliban. Throughout the years, the United States has helped Afghanistan topple the Taliban and helped them established a greater government. In 2009, Obama sent over 17,000 more troop to Afghanistan to strengthen the security in Afghanistan and increase the 36,000 troops that were already there by 50%. This expansion was necessary because it helped to stabilize a degenerating situation that was happening in Afghanistan which didn’t be presented with the strategic attention, direction, and resources it urgently needed. Even though the U.S. had been in a 13- year military engagement in Afghanistan, Obama felt that people have to recognize Afghanistan will not be a perfect place, and it is not America’s responsibility to make it one. The future of Afghanistan must be decided by Afghans.After seeing that the administration completed a broader review of Afghanistan policy, another decision was made to send more troops to Afghanistan. Obama came up with a new idea for Afghanistan and Pakistan and it was to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan and to make sure that they don’t return back to either country. To defeat al-Qaeda, Obama announced that he wanted to further bolster American forces in Afghanistan, increase the aid to Pakistan, and set very strict standards, like levels of violence and casualties in Afghanistan, Pakistani strike against insurgents and considering for U.S. aid for measuring progress in fighting Al Qaeda and the Taliban in both countries. Another part of his strategy was the positioning of 4,000 U.S troops to work as trainers and advisors to the Afghan army and police. Behind this move, it was accompanied by a surge in US civilians to Afghanistan to assist rebuilding the country’s infrastructure. In addition, Obama’s administration was to increase the pressure on Pakistan to bring down al-Qaeda and Taliban safe havens. The US military and civilian aid were increased. Then Obama announced in June, that the 33,000 “surge” troops he sent to Afghanistan in 2009 would be out of that country by the end of summer 2012. This plan was to implement a strategy of protecting the population from Taliban attacks and supporting efforts to reintegrate insurgents into Afghan society. (“Witte”) Til this day, there are still troops over out the country. Even today, terrorism is still alive. The president is trying to ban all the muslims with this foreign policy he has came up with. Not only is this apart of racism, but it is also bad for the national security. According to this article, it states, “that in the first 14 years after the 9/11 attacks, only three of the 784,000 refugees resettled in the U.S. were convicted on terrorism-related charges — two for plotting against an overseas target and the third for hatching “plans that were barely credible.”(“Board, T. T. E. (n.d.).”) Instead of letting the Muslims stay on the U.S. and just have peace with the other countries, it’s going to make the U.S. an enemy to the Islamists of their faith. It is really hard to evaluate the foreign policy of Obama’s at this moment. Many of the success and failures under his administration are still under the process of the implement like the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and many other policies that he haveDuring this foreign policy, Obama did have some genuine wins and some terrible failures. According to Danielle Pletka, she felt that Obama’s worst sin is the president’s foreign policy lacking a guiding set of principles. Why surge troops into Afghanistan only to draw them down before the mission is complete? (“Parshley”) It was doomed to fail and it did. The answer to this question is that politics. Politics only matter to any rational politician; but when politics don’t suffer from any rivalry, the nation’s foreign policy is directionless. The success that Obama has achieved from this foreign policy is the raiding and killing of Osama bin Laden, who had long been sought by the United States as the mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attack. (“Ginsberg”) It also destroy Al-Qaeda which shows that the core of Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan was on its way to conquer. The consequences of the decision for the people is still flourishing through the air as the military army exit. According to people, the consequences that we will face is Al-Qaeda will regain its Afghanistan sanctuary and Iran would be strengthened. According to Al-Qaeda to regain its Afghanistan sanctuary, if the U.S retreats now, it would give the Al-Qaeda an opening to drive out and ensure that they never reconstitute the Afghan safe haven they used to plan the 9/11 attacks. Afghanistan will have to go to war and they would have no choice but to return to the control of the Taliban and Islamist radicals. Al-Qaeda would be back to its old sanctuary and it would transmission back to how 9/11 status was. Iran would be stronger if the U.S is being seen as one of the poorest countries in the world, it would show the sign of weakness and it will undermine the ability to cut off Iran and prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon. (“Thiessen”) This situation will just make a diplomatic solution harder to achieve.For the new administration, he is considering in repel against the withdrawal of U.S troops from afghanistan because he felt that the U.S has spent too much time, energy, money, and even lives trying to help rebuild countries instead of striving for their security interests.