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Obama: Foreign Policy to be Guided by Bipartisanship


U.S. President-elect Barack Obama says U.S. foreign policy during his administration will be guided by bipartisanship.

Mr. Obama appeared Wednesday with Vice President-elect Joe Biden and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, both of whom just returned from a trip to Kuwait, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq.

Mr. Obama, a Democrat, said he is drafting Graham to be one of his counselors on foreign policy. He also said the terrorist group al-Qaida and its leader, Osama bin Laden, are the number-one threats to security in the United States. Graham said he and Biden have briefed the president-elect on a new strategy to create a unified Iraq and warned that it will require more money and troop engagement. He also said the nation has lost focus on Afghanistan and must re-engage.Biden, too, called for more resources for Afghanistan and warned that the situation will get worse before it improves.

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