May 28th, 2014
08:29 PM ET

Obama plays defense on foreign policy: "America must always lead"

President Barack Obama on Wednesday outlined a foreign policy vision of "might doing right," arguing that modern pragmatism requires both a strong military and the diplomatic tools of alliances and sanctions to exert influence and provide global leadership.

Obama outlines foreign policy vision of 'might and right'

But critics say he sounded a lot more like a man majorly on the defense.

OutFront, CNN Contributor Paul Begala.

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