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ON THE LINE The Future of U.S. Foreign Policyi
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June 06, 2014 3:00 AM
After Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama recently outlined a shift in his handling of International affairs. In a major speech, the President said the United States should consider unilateral military action only when the nation or its allies are directly threatened. Analysts are seeing this as President Obama’s foreign policy priorities shifting from reliance on military action to building a network of partnerships. How will this impact US leadership in the world? Find out next, On The Line.

ON THE LINE The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

Published June 05, 2014

After Iraq and Afghanistan, President Obama recently outlined a shift in his handling of International affairs. In a major speech, the President said the United States should consider unilateral military action only when the nation or its allies are directly threatened. Analysts are seeing this as President Obama’s foreign policy priorities shifting from reliance on military action to building a network of partnerships. How will this impact US leadership in the world? Find out next, On The Line.

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Three unarmed black men and boys killed at the hands of US police. Their deaths with no legal repercussions as yet sparked protests across the country. Americans are asking hard questions about justice and law enforcement:  Are some police officers guilty of racial bias and using excessive force?  If so, what solutions are necessary to provide equal justice for all?  VOA brought together some of the nation’s top experts on Policing, Criminal Justice and Community Action for Talk to America.

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Judge Alberto Gonzales:
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Dr. Cedric Alexander: Director of Public Safety, DeKalb County; President of the National Organization of BlackLaw Enforcement
Dr. Lorie Fridell: Associate Professor at the University of South Florida
Whitney Dow: Creator, The Whiteness Project 
Madye Henson: CEO and President of Covenant House
Chris Simkins: VOA Correspondent