Kerry: US cannot retreat from world stage
Secretary of State John Kerry is vowing that that United States will not retreat from the world stage due to budget constraints or the complexity of global challenges.


Speaking after being ceremonially sworn into office by Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday, Kerry said his military service in Vietnam taught him the cost of failed diplomacy. He said he was committed to working for peace but would not shy away from defending America, its values or ideals if they come under threat from extremism, terrorism, chaos or evil. (AP)