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On the third night of their national convention, the Democrats on Wednesday will turn their focus to a potential weak spot for Sen. Barack Obama: foreign policy.

Democrats also will officially nominate their presidential ticket and yield the podium to former President Clinton and the presumptive vice presidential nominee, Sen. Joe Biden of Delaware.

The lineup of speakers for Wednesday evening -- with the theme of "Securing America's Future" -- features a roster of Democratic foreign policy and national security heavyweights.

Biden will be leading the attack on Republican Sen. John McCain's foreign policy. In his acceptance speech, Biden is expected to outline why he believes McCain's and President Bush's worldviews have ignored the most dangerous threats facing the United States, said a Democratic source involved in crafting the speech for the six-term senator.

Biden, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, widely is believed to have been chosen for the Democratic presidential ticket based on his foreign policy credentials. The Forum: What's your view on national security? Read full article »

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