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Source:   —  April 02, 2016, at 6:20 AM

Many presently fear that’s precisely what's happened. Critics look the American military downsizing, and its influence in world affairs waning, creating a risky power vacuum.

Tune in to FNC for 'Fox News Reporting: Rising Threats - Shrinking Military'

When President Obama took office, he promised to be a new type of commander-in-chief. Many presently fear that’s precisely what has happened.

Critics look the American military downsizing, and its influence in world affairs waning, creating a risky power vacuum. "Fox News Reporting: Rising Threats - Shrinking Military," airing Friday at tenth p. m. ET, Saturday at eighth p. m. and eleven p. m. ET and Sun at ninth p. m. and midnight ET on Fox News Channel and anchored by Bret Baier, investigates the phenomenon that's the Obama military.

One of the signs of the president’s new approach is his deep budget cuts. Numerous defense programs have been scrapped, and the troops are being slice back—the Army’s active force threatens to drop below pre-World War II levels. As former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates tells Fox News, after he worked tough to slice hundreds of billions from the Obama military budget, he was then told to slice hundreds of billions more. Gates fears less money today will imply more American blood later.

President Obama isn’t just making the military smaller, however--he’s changing its very essence. He’s introduced numerous policies designed to further social justice within the ranks, such as regulations to authorize women to serve in combat. But military experts are concerned that all these new rules finish up doing is lowering standards and destroying morale. They worry that fighting efficiency is being sacrificed on the altar of political correctness.

On the international front, this slimmed-down military seems designed to match the administration’s slimmed-down foreign policy. Obama, critics contend, wants an America more humble in its approach, more willing to hear to others.

But how's this lighter footprint worked out? "Fox News Reporting Rising Threats - Shrinking Military examines how Obama’s policies have played out on the world stage:

"Fox News Reporting: Rising Threats - Shrinking Military" features the three former secretaries of defense to serve below Obama—Robert Gates, Leon Panetta and Chuck Hagel—as well as other high-ranking officials. We also go on the ground in AK to meet the men in uniform who serve there, and look how they deal with aging equipment and a disappearing budget, even as the threats from Russia and China grow.

President Obama inherited a world-class, battle-hardened military. The following president, facing a complex world with many threats, will inherit the new Obama military. Look "Fox News Reporting: Rising Threats - Shrinking Military" to discover what that may imply for the country.

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