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Obama's Vacuous West Point Foreign Policy Speech

Rajan Menon | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Rajan Menon

Obama spoke of defending the homeland and the American way of life (who could disagree with that?) and waxed eloquently about the virtues of democracy. But he offered no compelling interpretation of what we should be doing in the world, how, where, why, for how long, and at what cost.

Obama Gives Broad Defense Of His Foreign Policy

AP | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — In a broad defense of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the U.S. remains the world's most i...

Read The Full Text Of Obama's Remarks From His West Point Speech On Foreign Policy

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered a speech at West Point's graduation ceremony on Wednesday. Obama's remarks come one day after he announced plans t...

Obama Seeks To Recast Postwar Foreign Policy

AP | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the nation emerges from more than a decade of war, President Barack Obama is seeking to recast U.S. foreign policy as an endeav...

Kerry: U.S. Will Start $5 Billion Anti-Terrorist Fund

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday the United States is setting up a $5 billion "terrorism partnership fund" to help oth...

Stung By Criticism, Obama Preps Sweeping Defense Of His Foreign Policy

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

(Adds details about Syria) By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, May 24 (Reuters) - Stung by criticism, President Barack Obama w...

The Afghanistan Parenthesis [UPDATED]

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Bromwich

Recent restatements of policy from high-ranking administration officials flatly contradicts what Americans heard the president declare last Tuesday at West Point.

Video Editing Error To Blame For Missing Applause In's Obama West Point Video (UPDATED)

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CORRECTION: It was a technical error, and nothing more, that led to the applause being omitted from video of President Obama's speech to W...

Obama's West Point Graduation Speech

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) --The U.S. must shape a world order as reliant on the force of diplomacy as on the might of its military to lead, President Bara...

Reporter Took Gun To Obama's West Point Speech, Asked To Leave

TPM LiveWire | Rachel Slajda | December 3, 2009, 3:41PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A local reporter attempting to cover President Obama's speech at West Point this week was not allowed in when he told security officials he had a hunt...

9/11 Families Speak Out On Afghan Surge

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Families of some of those killed in the Sept. 11 terror attacks welcome President Barack Obama's plan to deploy thousands more troops...

Obama West Point Speech On Afghanistan: Full Details

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Declaring "our security is at stake," President Barack Obama ordered an additional 30,000 U.S. troops into the long war in Af...

Obama West Point Speech: Best Photos From The Night

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After months of careful deliberation, President Obama laid out his plans for Afghanistan in a speech at West Point Tuesday night. See the best photos ...