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Republicans Attack Obama on U.S. Security at First Debate

Republicans considering a White House run criticized President Barack Obama’s leadership on national security in the primary campaign’s opening debate, questioning his judgment less than a week after a U.S. raid he authorized killed Osama bin Laden.

At a forum that underscored the unformed nature of the Republican presidential field, five of Obama’s lesser-known prospective rivals sought to tarnish the president’s newly burnished foreign policy credentials following the terrorist mastermind’s death.