Top 10 Highlights of Barack Obama's Presidency

Militant Islamist fighters wave flags as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. The fighters held the parade to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic "caliphate" after the group captured territory in neighboring Iraq, a monitoring service said. The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot previously known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, posted pictures online on Sunday of people waving black flags from cars and holding guns in the air, the SITE monitoring service said. |

5. Global Terrorism Problems

During the Obama administration, global radical Islamic terrorism appeared to grow in strength and ferocity, both in the Middle East and in Western Europe.

Despite infamous al Qaida leader and 9/11 attack mastermind Osama bin Laden being killed under Obama's watch, the vacuum became filled with the Islamic State and other groups.

Major attacks by lone wolves and IS associates abounded. In November 2015, Paris suffered an attack that resulted in over 130 deaths and in June of last year a gunman killed 49 at a gay club in Orlando, Florida.

Follow Michael Gryboski on Twitter or Facebook

Free CP Newsletters

Join over 250,000 others to get the top stories curated daily, plus special offers!


Most Popular

More In Politics