America In The World: Assessing President Obama's Foreign Policy Leadership.

President Barack Obama and Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., superintendent at the U.S. Military Academy, stand for the national anthem during a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the academy, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in West Point, N.Y.   - AP Photo/Mike Groll

President Barack Obama and Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr., superintendent at the U.S. Military Academy, stand for the national anthem during a graduation and commissioning ceremony at the academy, Wednesday, May 28, 2014, in West Point, N.Y.

AP Photo/Mike Groll

America In The World: Assessing President Obama's Foreign Policy Leadership.

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. We assess the president’s leadership and how the country's role in the world has changed since he took office.

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.

Guests

Michael Hirsh

national editor, Politico
author of "At War with Ourselves: Why America Is Squandering its Chance to Build a Better World."

Katrina vanden Heuvel

editor and publisher, The Nation; author of "The Change I Believe In: Fighting for Progress in the Age of Obama."

Robert Kagan

senior fellow, Brookings Institution,
contributing editor, The New Republic.

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