Censor.NET reports citing the State of the Union Address delivered by President Barack Obama in the U.S. Congress Jan. 12, 2016.
"American leadership in the 21st century is not a choice between ignoring the rest of the world - except when we kill terrorists; or occupying and rebuilding whatever society is unraveling," he said
According to him, the leadership means a wise application of military power, and rallying the world behind causes that are right. "It means seeing our foreign assistance as part of our national security, not charity," the U.S. president added.
Barack Obama reiterated that all the talk of America's economic decline was "political hot air".
He insisted that the United States of America was the most powerful nation on Earth spending more on its military than the next eight nations combined.
In this regard he stressed that no nation dared to attack the U.S. or its allies because they knew that was the path to ruin.