America In The World: Assessing President Obama's Foreign Policy Leadership.
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This week, at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point President, President Barack Obama sought to lay out his vision of the America's role in the world. He argued that American isolationism is not an option and that terrorism continues to be the most direct threat we face. He pledged that when and where necessary, the U.S. will use military force. But he also said diplomacy, limited counter-terrorism missions and closer collaboration with countries on the front lines are likely to be far more effective tools today and in the years ahead. War weary Americans may agree, but questions about responsibility and security remain. Please join us for a debate over the country's role in the world and how it's changed since Obama took office.
national editor, Politico
author of "At War with Ourselves: Why America Is Squandering its Chance to Build a Better World."
editor and publisher, The Nation; author of "The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama."
senior fellow, Brookings Institution,
contributing editor, The New Republic.