Obama, as all great military strategist like Saddam H., fully understands how to accomplish a strategic retreat. Unfortunately, Obama suffers from the Dunning-Kruger effect and is retreating horribly.
Disengagement from the European defense should have been gradual including winding down the troops and bases on EU soil. Only a couple of Navy ports should have been maintained as a joint forces base, say, in Italy. You can dominate the Med from southern Italy with the reach of the carrier battle groups.
One should trust the Dunning-Kruger effect Dems to join the ranks of other leftest of the 20th century that are responsible for millions and millions of deaths.