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Walker: `We cannot afford to lose' in Middle East

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States would aggressively confront what he describes as "radical Islamic terrorism" should he be elected.

The Wisconsin governor plans to lay out his foreign policy agenda Friday in a speech at The Citadel, a military college in Charleston, South Carolina. The state hosts the South's first presidential primary next February, soon after Iowa and New Hampshire lead off the nominating contests.

According to excerpts released by Walker's campaign, the candidate accused President Barack Obama of making Americans "passive spectators while the world descends into chaos."

He also repeated his opposition to Obama's proposed nuclear agreement with Iran.

The speech excerpts do not detail whether Walker wants to commit more American ground troops to the Middle East.

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