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Carson fails to impress on foreign policy

Carson fails to impress on foreign policy

Voters angry with traditional politics have been flocking to support of Ben Carson, the famous neurosurgeon with the benign grin and temperament who has oozed his way into the affections of millions of Americans as an outsider 2016 Republican presidential candidate.

He has garnered amazing backing as a sort of nonpolitical Willy Loman, running on a smile and a shoeshine. Without selling himself as the anti-Donald Trump, Dr. Carson has benefited from the sharp contrast he presents to Mr. Trump's bluster.

But as foreign policy experience has taken on new significance in the campaign, the good doctor's prescriptions have seemed, under sharper scrutiny, to lack much depth,...