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10 Thoughts On Obama's West Point Policy Address

From his focus on peace instead of war to his praise for the U.S. stance in Ukraine, the president took a different tone Wednesday than he did in his 2009 commencement speech at the military academy.
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American Said To Have Carried Out Suicide Bombing In Syria

Al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebel group, says a U.S. citizen known as Abu Hurayra al-Amriki helped carry out a suicide attack on Sunday.
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Obama Calls For Further Support Of Syrian Rebels: What's Changed?

Steve Inskeep of NPR's Morning Edition spoke with President Obama shortly after the president's speech to West Point graduates. He offers a brief preview of that conversation.
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Finding The Fine Line Between Isolation And The 'Allure Of Normalcy'

Robert Siegel speaks to Robert Kagan of the Brookings Institution and Michele Flournoy, the former undersecretary of defense, about President Obama's commencement speech to West Point graduates.
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Obama Auditions Foreign Policy Speech Before Graduating Cadets

President Obama visited the U.S. Military Academy Wednesday, delivering a commencement speech to West Point cadets. He used the occasion to lay out a foreign policy vision based in pragmatism.
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Obama Emphasizes Importance Of Alliances In Foreign Policy Address

Speaking at West Point, Obama suggested the nation's "long season of war" was drawing to a close. Although the U.S. will continue to lead, it will seek partners when not under direct military threat.
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In NBC Interview, Snowden Says He Was 'Trained As A Spy'

Targeting what he calls "misleading" statements about his work for the U.S., former NSA contractor Edward Snowden tells NBC's Brian Williams he "was trained as a spy" and lived under a false name.
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State Department Issues Warning For Americans To Leave Libya

The upgraded travel warning says "various groups" have called for attacks against U.S. personnel in the country.
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White House Counsel To Look Into Accidental Leak Of CIA Name

The Obama administration has asked its top lawyer to investigate how the name of the CIA station chief in Afghanistan showed up on documents distributed to reporters.
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Obama Sets A Number For U.S. Troop Levels In Afghanistan

President Obama intends to keep a force of 9,800 American troops after the end of 2014. The troops will remain in the country to train Afghan forces and support counterterrorism operations.

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