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A Former U.S. Diplomat On Trump’s Foreign Policy

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William J. Burns’ 33 years as a diplomat included stints as ambassador to Russia and deputy secretary of state. He joins host Krys Boyd to talk about the continued importance of “soft power” in the wake of President Trump’s call for a 23 percent cut in State Department funding. Burns’ new book is called “The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal” (Random House).