Afghanistan, Iraq, North Korea, Israel – what should be U.S. focus?

Posted Dec. 20, 2010, at 2:50 p.m.

With North and South Korea engaged in saber rattling, the U.S. has taken steps toward asserting itself in the region. Should it? Should the U.S. instead back off from this conflict and let other powers in the region – China, Japan, India – play the role of


What should be the focus of U.S. foreign policy in the coming years? Should it be working to thwart the rise of radical Islamic groups, wherever they emerge? Should it be acting as the world’s peacemaker? Or should it be responding only to clear threats to domestic security?