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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

National Security to Star for a Night at Democratic National Convention


WASHINGTON-The Obama camp, eager to showcase what officials view as the president's sterling record on foreign policy (and Mitt Romney's lack of experience on global issues), is designating a special night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte next week as national security night.

And it's Thursday no less-the night of President Obama's big acceptance speech.

“Thursday night will feature a specific national security segment, including a speech by Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a decorated combat veteran, and a tribute to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces,” an Obama campaign official said on Tuesday. “Senator Kerry will speak to how the President has restored America's leadership in the world, has taken the fight to our enemies, and has a plan to bring our troops home from Afghanistan just like he did from Iraq.”

Mr. Kerry is on the short list for the Secretary of State job, once Hillary Rodham Clinton steps down at the end of this term.

Of course, before that can happen, Mr. Obama must win re-election.