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February 21, 2013


Kerry Plans to be More Aggressive

In the three weeks since John Kerry succeeded Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, "he's already sent unmistakable signals of his independence with a more assertive, proactive and risk-taking stewardship of America's foreign policy -- with a more sustained focus on the Middle East and Europe than his predecessor," Politico reports.

Kerry "views the job as the apex of his up-and-down 40-year political career and aspires to a more central policymaking role in the Obama administration than Clinton, who practiced what one official called 'odometer diplomacy' -- a focus on globetrotting to bolster America's relationships abroad coupled with attempts to cope with an array of pop-up crises."












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