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Petraeus Says U.S. Tried to Avoid Tipping Off Terrorists – NYTimes.com

In their desperation, the Republicans tried to make a mountain out of a small hill when they tried to ride the unfortunate attack in Libya up the public opinion polls …   They lost the election and now look unpatriotic by attacking a diplomat who was doing her job and going against a President Obama who, if nothing else, has been an ace on foreign policy…

“David H. Petraeus, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told lawmakers on Friday that classified intelligence reports revealed that …”

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Mitt Romney’s foreign policy: Wishful thinking | The Economist

IF MITT ROMNEY’S latest foreign-policy speech, delivered to the Virginia Military Institute on October 8th amid much build-up from campaign aides, was a barnburner, it would …

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Mitt Romney’s foreign policy: Wishful thinking | The Economist

IF MITT ROMNEY’S latest foreign-policy speech, delivered to the Virginia Military Institute on October 8th amid much build-up from campaign aides, was a barnburner, it would have to be a small and highly …

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Obama’s Bumpy Road on Foreign Policy : The New Yorker

“I would like to begin today by telling you about an American named Chris Stevens,” President Obama told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Stevens, an American Ambassador, was murdered in Benghazi, but in the speech he still served as an emissary for multiple points on the President’s agenda. Obama portrayed Stevens as an open to the world: he “came to love and respect the …

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News Desk: What’s Behind the “Iranian Plot”? : The New Yorker

For once, the fractious community of Iran experts seems to agree on something: the story of the plot on the Saudi Ambassador’s life is perplexing, bizarre—perhaps nonsensical. Iran’s élite, secretive Quds Force, the division of the Revolutionary Guards responsible for operations abroad, allegedly entrusted its …

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How the Arab Spring remade Obama’s foreign policy : The New Yorker

Barack Obama came to Washington just six years ago, having spent his professional life as a part-time lawyer, part-time law professor, and part-time state legislator in Illinois. As an undergraduate, he took courses in …

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Foreign Aid Set to Take Hit in U.S. Budget Crisis – NYTimes.com

America’s budget crisis at home is forcing the first significant cuts in overseas aid in nearly two decades, a retrenchment that officials and advocates say reflects the country’s diminishing ability to …

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