Debating Clinton's Foreign Policy Won't Help Democrats

A national-security argument plays into Republican hands.

On the defensive.

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At tonight’s Democratic presidential debate, expect all of Hillary Clinton’s challengers to attack her foreign policy record and judgment on several national security issues. For Clinton, who was planning to run in large part on her record as secretary of state but now finds herself on the defensive over Iran, Russia, Syria and trade, it could be a long night.

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