Next US president to face threats and pandemics: Hillary Clinton

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Washington, Sept 10:  The next US president will face threats from many quarters like ISIS militant group, aggressiveness from Putin and pandemics like Ebola, leading presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said today.

The front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination said that a leader with a strong vision for the future and skill and determination can fight these threats.

Next US Prez faces threats: Clinton

"We need a leader who has a strong vision for the future, and the skill and determination to get us there. We can't stop the world from changing, but we can help to shape those changes, and we can do that by beating with strength, smarts and unyielding commitment to our values," she said in her address to the Brooking Institute.

She said that the next president will face threats from several quarters, including the ISIS militant group. "The next President will face threats from many quarters, from those we see today like terrorism from ISIS, aggressiveness from Putin, pandemics like Ebola, to all those we can't predict yet," Clinton said.

"I saw that when I was first lady, senator, secretary of state, that when America leads with principal and purpose, other people and governments are eager to join us," she said, adding that no country comes close to matching our advantages, the strength of US economy, the skill of its work force, tradition of innovation, unmatched network of alliances and partnership.

"So, we are poised to remain that world's most admired and powerful nation for of long time, if we make this smart choices and practice smart leadership.

That is what I will try to do as your president, and I believe as strongly as ever that our best days are ahead of us, and that America's greatest contributions to the world are yet to come," Clinton said.

PTI

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