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Peter Bergen: How Obama’s team lost its innocence

Way back in the 20th century, America’s foreign policy principles were described with genteel phrases like the “Truman Doctrine,” “containment” and the “Pottery Barn rule.” In today’s cruder world, the policy of the Obama administration was summed up by its leader as “don’t do stupid shit.” And now, we learn from Jeffrey Goldberg’s conversation with a “senior White House official with direct access to the president and his thinking” that the Trump doctrine is “We’re America, bitch.”

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