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Clinton leaves a legacy of caution

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  • Marine Gen. John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, introduces President Obama at Bagram Air Field on May 2. As president, Mr. Obama has continued and even built upon strategies he inherited from George W. Bush. (Associated Press)

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  • NATO's role uncertain after assisting Libyan rebellion

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  • ** FILE ** P.J. Crowley (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    Ex-State Department aide says Israel won't attack Iran

    Former State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley is predicting that Israel will not attack Iran, citing the strategic costs to the Jewish state and the uncertainty created by revolts across the Middle East.

  • President Obama receives a standing ovation Thursday at Cairo University, where he addressed the Muslim world. (Associated Press)

    FEULNER: America is dealing with 'real enemies'

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  • State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley resigned Sunday from the post he'd held since May 2009, after causing a stir by describing the Army's treatment of the suspected WikiLeaks leaker as "ridiculous" and "stupid." (Associated Press)

    Clinton spokesman resigns after WikiLeaks flap

    Chief State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley quit on Sunday after causing a stir by describing the Army's treatment of the suspected WikiLeaks leaker as "ridiculous" and "stupid," pointed words that forced President Obama to defend the detention as appropriate.

  • Crowley

    U.S., allies assisting Libya need awareness of nation's driving forces

    A decision by President Obama and NATO to use its militaries to aid rebels in Libya would have the alliance siding with factions that it does not fully understand and not knowing what type of government they would bring to Tripoli.

  • This image taken from TV shows demonstrators in Tobruk, Libya, on Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011. Gunfire is reported to have broken out in Tripoli, while anti-government protesters claimed control of many cities elsewhere in the country. (AP Photo/APTN)

    U.S. considering sanctions on Libya

    The United States said Wednesday it was considering sanctions and other means to pressure Moammar Gadhafi's regime to halt attacks against Libyans as violent clashes spread throughout the country. President Obama planned to speak publicly about the situation for the first time later Wednesday or Thursday.

  • ENOUGH: Tens of thousands of demonstrators in Sanaa, Yemen, rally Thursday for an end to the 32-year rule of President Ali Abdullah Saleh after efforts to amend the constitution to extend his term. The recent uprising in Tunisia inspired protests in Yemen and Egypt. (Associated Press)

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  • ** FILE ** Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (center) visits the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, about 200 miles from the capital of Tehran, in April 2008. (AP Photo/Iranian President's Office)

    U.S. calls Iran's offer of nuke tour a PR stunt

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  • ** FILE ** Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican (Associated Press)

    'Obstructionists' hinder WikiLeaks probe

    The State Department and other U.S. agencies are not fully cooperating with lawmakers' efforts to probe the WikiLeaks security breach, according to the Republican likely to be the next chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

  • ** FILE ** In this Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, file picture founder of the WikiLeaks website, Julian Assange, speaks during a press conference in London. (AP Photo/Lennart Preiss/File)

    U.S. briefs allies about next WikiLeaks release

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  • A South Korean protester burns a North Korean flag during a rally in Seoul Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, against North Korea's attack on Yeonpyeong island. (AP Photo/Bang Sung-hae)

    U.S. presses China to restrain N. Korea

    The Obama administration urged China to press North Korea to halt provocative actions against South Korea, after an artillery attack on the South that the U.S. called a "premeditated" violation of the truce that ended the Korean War.

  • Destroyed houses are evident from the air Wednesday on Yeonpyeong Island, South Korea. Officials say they found the burned bodies of two islanders killed in the North Korean artillery attack, marking the first two civilian deaths in the crisis. (Associated Press/Yonhap)

    Obama calls on China to restrain North Korea

    The Obama administration called on China Wednesday to rein in North Korea after its artillery attack on a South Korean island, as the Pentagon ordered the USS George Washington aircraft carrier strike group to the Yellow Sea for naval exercises with South Korean forces.

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