Pentagon Leaders Look Stunned When Obama Calls the U.S. The World's Strongest Military Power

As President Obama went on with his State of the Union speech, he argued that the United States was the "most powerful nation on Earth. Period."

Yet, Pentagon leaders didn't seem to agree based on the look on their faces. Not to mention, Obama gave his speech while 10 U.S. Navy sailors were being held captive by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps as they tried to transit between Kuwait and Bahrain earlier on Tuesday.

The soldiers were being held on Farsi Island, home of an Iranian military base. In addition, Iranian media outlets reported that their ships and GPS systems have been confiscated.

Although Obama told the crowd, “We spend more on our military than the next eight nations combined. Our troops are the finest fighting force in the history of the world. No nation dares to attack us or our allies because they know that’s the path to ruin.”

He went on to say that his administration was able to “prevent a nuclear-armed Iran”: “As we speak, Iran has rolled back its nuclear program, shipped out its uranium stockpile, and the world has avoided another war.”

Before the speech, several White House officials confirmed that the President would not mention the 10 soldiers. President Obama added that regions like “the Middle East, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in parts of Central America, Africa and Asia” would be unstable without the presence of the Islamic State.

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