Ever since his first inauguration, observers have been trying to pin President Obama down on a single overarching foreign-policy doctrine. Now that Obama has announced his picks to fill three of the most senior foreign-policy posts in his Administration during his second term, are we any closer to understanding his philosophies on war, diplomacy, and foreign aid? On this week’s Political Scene podcast, Steve Coll and Jane Mayer join host Dorothy Wickenden to discuss the appointments—John Kerry, Chuck Hagel, and John Brennan—to the President’s core national-security team….
For more from Matthew McKnight on foreign policy in Obama’s second term: http://nyr.kr/ZNfzwH
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