John Kerry: 'There is nothing foreign about foreign policy'
20 February 2013 Last updated at 17:54 GMT
Secretary of State John Kerry has made a speech at the University of Virginia in which he said that foreign policies create a "current" in the US and that decisions "matter more than ever before to our everyday lives".
Mr Kerry said: "In today's global world there is no longer anything foreign about foreign policy"
Mr Kerry, who chaired the foreign relations committee during his 28 years in the Senate, has said the Foreign Service is in his genes.