Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Obama's Foreign Policy Team

By Ben Trott

The left have, in general, been disappointed if not surprised by Obama's choice of top economic advisors. Speculation is still rife, however, as to who will make up his foreign policy team - although it seems relatively clear by now that Hillary Clinton will be Secretary of State and Robert Gates will stay on as Secretary of Defense, at least for a while.

Robert Dreyfuss, a contributing editor to the Nation specialising in politics and national security, has a piece on the magazine's website today criticising Obama's likely choices for candidates to fill the key foreign policy roles, suggesting some alternatives.

Also worth taking a look at is Dreyfuss' article for the magazine from a few days back about the pressure Obama is likely to come under to step back from his pre-election Iraq withdrawal pledge.

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