President Obama and superintendent of the Military Academy, Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., take the Pledge of Allegiance at the West Point graduation ceremony on Wednesday. In an interview with NPR, President Obama said U.S. foreign policy should focus more on diplomatic efforts than on large-scale military operations. Peter Foley/EPA/Landov hide caption

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In his commencement address to the Military Academy at West Point Wednesday, President Obama condemned isolationism but spent more time outlining the hazards of intervention. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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President Obama arrives to deliver the commencement address to the Military Academy at West Point on Wednesday. In a broad defense of his foreign policy, the president declared that the U.S. remains the world's most indispensable nation, even after a "long season of war," but he underscored that not every global problem has a military solution. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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