POLITICS -- July 24, 2012 at 5:43 PM ET
At VFW, Romney, Obama Surface Foreign Policy Rhetoric
In a peg to national security this week, President Obama and Mitt Romney addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, Nev. The president spoke Monday and Romney followed Tuesday.
Romney outlined his foreign policy clashes with President Obama while alluding to what he and other Republicans have come to believe as the president's weakness on national security, including alleged leaks by the administration of classified information and defense budget cuts scheduled to occur in 2013.
While the president's focus at the 2009 convention was on the two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, this year he responded to audience cheers as he spoke of al-Qaida's "road to defeat" and the end of combat operations in Iraq.
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