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After Overseas Trip, A Closer Look At President Trump's Foreign Policy14:02
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President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Evan Vucci/AP)
President Donald Trump delivers a speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit, at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center, Sunday, May 21, 2017, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Evan Vucci/AP)
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In an op-ed for the Boston Globe, Andrew Bacevich writes that during President Trump's first overseas trip last week, Trump "simultaneously affirmed and recast the war on terrorism, and in doing so he almost guarantees its continuation in perpetuity."

That recasting of the war on terror can be heard in Trump's speech to the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh last week where he said, "No discussion of stamping out this threat would be complete without mentioning the government that gives terrorists all three — safe harbor, financial backing, and the social standing needed for recruitment. It is a regime that is responsible for so much instability in the region — I am speaking of course of Iran."

At the end of the conversation, Bacevich responds to President Dwight D. Eisenhower's speech from April 16, 1953.

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Andrew Bacevich, professor emeritus of history and international relations at Boston University and author of "America's War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History."

This segment aired on May 30, 2017.

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