This is called Soft Power, and it's vital if you want to influence the world's politics. Not everything can be done by an army. Sending an army has in many occasions proved to be counter producing.. I am glad that Obama has improved the American Soft Power stance, but more work needs to be done, inside the country and abroad. #Ukraine is the best example for this case. Putin may be taking Crimea, but it's not making any friends in Ukraine and abroad.
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