11/08/2012 08:59 am ET Updated Jan 08, 2013

Obama's First Foreign Policy Challenge In Second Term: Replacing Hillary Clinton

Foreign policy wasn't the issue that got President Barack Obama re-elected Tuesday, but with upheaval in the Middle East, a war to end in Afghanistan and strained relations with superpowers Russia and China, it's sure to play an outsized role in shaping his legacy as he enters a hard-won second term.

One of Obama's first and most crucial tasks will be naming a successor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who's vowed to step down after this year.

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