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Obama Heads to United Nations With Mixed Foreign-Policy Record

September 19, 2016
Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
President Barack Obama makes his final appearance at the United Nations General Assembly this week, with the world looking far different from the one he envisioned taking shape under his leadership when he first addressed the annual gathering eight years ago.
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Details of Syria Pact Widen Rift Between John Kerry and Pentagon

September 14, 2016
Helene Cooper, David Sanger | The New York Times
The agreement that Secretary of State John Kerry announced with Russia to reduce the killing in Syria has widened an increasingly public divide between Mr. Kerry and Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter, who has deep reservations about the plan for American and Russian forces to jointly target terrorist groups.
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Clinton to convene experts on fighting terror, vows to bring ISIS leader ‘to justice’

September 8, 2016
Anne Gearan, John Wagner | The Washington Post
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said Thursday that she would convene a bipartisan group of national security experts to discuss ways to combat the Islamic State and expanded on a pledge to bring "to justice" the leader of the terrorist organization.
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Clinton slams Trump as a dangerous isolationist in American Legion speech

September 1, 2016
Anne Gearan | The Washington Post
Democrat Hillary Clinton scoffed at the capabilities and worldview of Republican opponent Donald Trump on Wednesday, including his hasty trip to Mexico, as she courted support from veterans and conservatives concerned about national security.
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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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