The Republican presidential candidates assembled in Spartanburg, South Carolina, last night for a primary debate, the first to focus entirely on foreign policy and national security. In a dialogue that spanned assorted geopolitical challenges -- including Iran's quest for nuclear weapons, America's strategic relationship with Pakistan, and trade with China -- the eight Republicans outlined the approaches they would take to diplomacy if elected head of state. Here are five of the most notable exchanges:
Tales from the Trail
Whatever it is, White House hopeful Michele Bachmann is not engaging in the debate (at least publicly) over the appropriateness of a Newsweek cover photo of her that has generated a lot of buzz.