Tribune Washington Bureau
May 27, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden praised the 972 Army cadets who graduated from West Point on Saturday for their decision to join the military, “knowing full well that you were likely to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.”
“When President Obama and I came to office, we were convinced that our nation had reached a strategic turning point, requiring us to rebalance our foreign policy,” Biden said.
“We are now able to begin to focus our attention and resources on other regions and other challenges that will be incredibly critical to our nation‚Äôs future in the 21st century.”