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At West Point, Obama defends his moderation-based foreign policy
At West Point, Obama defends his moderation-based foreign policy

With the end of the nation's longest war in sight, President Obama on Wednesday outlined his vision for a U.S. foreign policy that is skeptical of new military engagements and prepared to juggle high-tech threats, rising regional powers and terrorist hot spots. Although the White House had touted the speech as a major foreign policy address, Obama didn't outline a sweeping doctrine or new set of policy goals. Instead, he mounted a forceful defense of the mostly minimalist, multilateral policies he has followed overseas since taking office in 2009. "U.S. military action cannot be the only — or even primary — component of our leadership in every instance,"...

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