President Obama Delivers Speech On Mideast And North Africa Policy
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen, National Security Adviser Tom Donlion, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), UN Ambassador Susan Rice, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Special Envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell listen to President Barack Obama deliver a speech on Mideast and North Africa policy in the Ben Franklin Room at the State Department May 19, 2011 in Washington, DC. Through the lens of the popular Middle East uprisings, the killing of Osama Bin Laden and the bloody crackdown on protesters by the Syrian government, Obama attempted to strike a balance between national security and the need for democratic reform in the Arab world.
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