Libya may have been less a precedent than a case study in the president's blend of pragmatism and idealism.
As the Obama administration seeks to differentiate itself from its predecessor, it may risk playing down the role of 'hard power' too much. The National Security Strategy will be unveiled Thursday.
Foreign leaders will look for American leadership and effectiveness at a full schedule of events this week. On Tuesday, Obama will attend UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's meeting on global warming.
Her address came Wednesday after some political observers were saying that she was almost absent from the foreign–policy scene in recent weeks.
His Cairo speech asserted that a country should not impose its system of government upon another.
Final chapter on war yet to be written; known costs include sagging world standing for US, rise of Iran in the region.
Terrorists have not succeeded in striking on US soil since 9/11. But some say the US focus was too much on a military response, regime change, and a 'with us or against us' mentality.
Some see demise, but others cite enduring signs of US power.
'The House That Ruth Built,' closing at the end of the season, hosts the All-Star Game on Tuesday.
Long-neglected area of New York City slated to become ecofriendly development; locals feel ignored.