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West Point

At West Point, Obama Argues For Restraint In Use Of Military

By Lesley Clark, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama called Wednesday for a foreign policy that downplays military intervention in favor of diplomacy and international partnerships, defending his approach as better suited to a world grappling with global threats of terror. “This is American leadership. This is American strength,” Obama said of efforts […]

May 28, 2014

Obama, At West Point, Plays Down Military Power, Emphasizes Diplomacy

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama praised the potential of American leadership around the globe on Wednesday while laying out a new definition of that term, downplaying military might and emphasizing diplomacy, alliances and the will to “lead by example.” Standing before a crowd of 1,000 new Army officers at […]

May 28, 2014