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Critics of Iran Nuclear Deal Attack U.S. Cash Payment

August 4, 2016
Carol Lee, Jay Solomon | The Wall Street Journal
Disclosure of a $400 million cash payment from the U.S. to Tehran at the time four Americans were released in January has reignited a political furor over the Iran nuclear deal, potentially complicating White House efforts to fortify it.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/22/us/politics/donald-trump-foreign-policy.html?ref=politics&_r=0

July 22, 2016
David Sanger | The New York Times
Donald J. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times here on Wednesday, outlined an approach to the use of American power that was decidedly unconventional — especially for the Republican Party, which has long favored an internationalist approach to foreign policy.
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Clinton: Trump is ‘dangerously incoherent,’ ‘temperamentally unfit’ to be president

June 3, 2016
Anne Gearan, Abby Phillip, Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slammed Republican rival Donald Trump on June 2 in a speech on national security.
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Obama Reasserts Hope for TPP Passage This Year

May 26, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama told a crowd of young Vietnamese entrepreneurs that he hopes to see a new 12-nation trade pact ratified this year. Mr. Obama, speaking during a question-and-answer session on the last day of his visit to Vietnam, said the Trans-Pacific Partnership will raise labor and environmental standards across Southeast Asia while giving the region an economic jolt.
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Obama touts his vision for deeper U.S. relationship with Vietnam: 'Hearts can change'

May 24, 2016
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama held up a generation of Vietnam War veterans as an inspiration for young Vietnamese people on Tuesday, arguing they are proof that “hearts can change” and urging the two nations to move from conflict to partnership.
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U.S. Lifts Arms Embargo on Vietnam

May 23, 2016
Carol Lee, James Hookway | The Wall Street Journal
The U.S. will lift a decades-old ban on sales of lethal arms to Vietnam, a major policy shift that President Barack Obama said would end a “lingering vestige of the Cold War” and pave the way for more-normal ties between the two nations.
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Legacy of a Secret Pact Haunts Efforts to End War in Syria

May 17, 2016
David Sanger | The New York Times
One hundred years ago on Monday, Britain and France signed a secret agreement carving out “spheres of influence” that ultimately created the modern Middle East.
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