In last night's State of the Union message, President Clinton challenged the United States to sustain our role as the leader in the fight for freedom and peace. Three years of American leadership by President Clinton have already produced great benefits for the American people and for the world community. Through determination and the exercise of American leadership, we have repeatedly turned challenges into real gains for Americans. In the Office of Policy Planning, we often are torn between helping to coordinate day-to-day policy and longer-term planning. In our fast-forward world, long-term sometimes means next Monday, and history is what happened last Friday. That said, as the director of the office responsible for helping frame policy in a larger context, I would like to take a step back tonight, and talk about the broader principles and strategies that lie behind the President's remarkable foreign policy accomplishments.
James B. Steinberg,
Policy and Principles: The Clinton Administration's Approach,
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