Blending Force with Diplomacy: Bill Clinton

Clinton on his foreign policy gains

After his Friday press conference, President Clinton sat in the Oval Office with TIME Washington bureau chief Dan Goodgame and White House correspondent Michael Duffy for an exclusive interview. Clinton talked about his learning process on foreign policy, his philosophy of military force and his recollections of a bully who pushed him too far.

TIME: You've had a string of successes overseas lately. Has anything about your handling of foreign policy changed?

Clinton: First of all, it's a more disciplined, tightly focused process now than it was in the first year. The weekly meetings with the national-security team, which we have...

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