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Cadets bow their heads in prayer before Romney speech

Cadets at Virginia Military Institute pray before a major foreign policy speech delivered by Mitt Romney on Oct. 8, which was intended to distinguish Romney from President Obama on questions of foreign policy.

"The president is fond of saying that 'the tide of war is receding.' And I want to believe him as much as anyone," Romney said. "But when we look at the Middle East today … it is clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office." Read the complete story.

According to recent poll data, Obama enjoys an advantage over Romney on both the question of which candidate would be a better commander-in-chief and which candidate voters trust to better manage foreign policy.