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Biden sheds 'foreign policy by Twitter' with return to press briefings

Tweets 'not the best' for nuance, Pentagon spokesman Kirby says

Pentagon press secretary John Kirby holds a press briefing at the Pentagon in Washington. (Photo courtesy of the Department of Defense)

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Joe Biden's nearly 100 days in office have ushered in the return of a more conventional relationship with the media, marked by regular briefings to convey foreign and defense policy rather than the impromptu tweets favored by his predecessor.

Media engagement is "an opportunity to make clear what our policies are, in the rest of the world," Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said in an interview with Nikkei and South Korea's Dong-A Ilbo newspaper ahead of the 100-day milestone this week.

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