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"He is the first president not only to announce that policy that we will not pay ransom, he is the first president to affect regime change or attempt regime change by overthrowing a sitting government and he is the first president to put the navy on extended deployment orders rather than just a one off cruise in order to maintain a permanent station in the Mediterranean."

---Dr. Sofka on how Thomas Jefferson changed American foreign policy in the Middle East

Continuing the series of interviews for the paperback release of Brian Kilmeade's book, "Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History", Jefferson scholar and noted expert on the Barbary War, Dr. James Sofka, joined Kilmeade & Friends to discuss how Thomas Jefferson changed American foreign policy in the Middle East. Sofka explained how under Jefferson we went from paying off nations to using military force and refusing to pay ransom in exchange for captives.

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