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Bernie Sanders Lays Out His Foreign Policy Vision

The Vermont senator who ran for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination offered progressive views on a wide range of global affairs, a policy area he didn't emphasize during his White House bid.
Sen. Bernie Sanders' speech is the type of move that a potential presidential candidate would make in the off years leading up to an election. / Drew Angerer / Getty Images

Foreign policy has never been a core issue for Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Vermont independent tapped into several core progressive issues during his 2016 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination — health care, income inequality and Wall Street reform, to name a few – but never spent much time dwelling on global affairs, other than fielding questions during debates.

Hillary Clinton, running on her credentials as a former secretary of state, used it against him, saying in the lead-up to the Iowa caucuses that when Sanders spoke about foreign policy, "it can

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