The U.S. should consider operating a western White House out of California on a regularly scheduled basis to signal a shift not only in strategic thinking, writes Markos Kounalakis. The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands has already functioned as the successful setting for the 2013 meetings between presidents Barack Obama and China’s Xi Jinping. A seasonally planned Sunnylands stay, combined with a clear “pivot” purpose, would make an even greater statement about America’s strategic outlook.
The U.S. should consider operating a western White House out of California on a regularly scheduled basis to signal a shift not only in strategic thinking, writes Markos Kounalakis. The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands has already functioned as the successful setting for the 2013 meetings between presidents Barack Obama and China’s Xi Jinping. A seasonally planned Sunnylands stay, combined with a clear “pivot” purpose, would make an even greater statement about America’s strategic outlook. Evan Vucci Associated Press file
The U.S. should consider operating a western White House out of California on a regularly scheduled basis to signal a shift not only in strategic thinking, writes Markos Kounalakis. The Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands has already functioned as the successful setting for the 2013 meetings between presidents Barack Obama and China’s Xi Jinping. A seasonally planned Sunnylands stay, combined with a clear “pivot” purpose, would make an even greater statement about America’s strategic outlook. Evan Vucci Associated Press file

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December 27, 2014 4:00 PM

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