Bob Woodward’s book on Obama to focus on foreign policy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Journalist Bob Woodward’s impending book on President Barack Obama focuses on the war in Afghanistan and military decisions in Pakistan, publisher Simon & Schuster said Tuesday.

The 441-page book will be called “Obama’s Wars” and will be released September 27. It draws upon classified documents and interviews with key people, including Obama, for “a sweeping portrait” of Obama’s policies “on the Afghanistan war, the secret war in Pakistan and the worldwide fight against terrorism,” said the publisher, which is owned by CBS Corp.

The book is the 16th by Woodward, an associate editor at the Washington Post who rose to fame reporting on the Watergate scandal in the 1970s.

The cover of “Obama’s Wars” features a large image of the president hovering above smaller photos of several foreign policy players, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai.

Woodward’s most recent best-seller was “The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008.” It was his fourth book about former President George W. Bush and had an initial print run of 900,000 hardback copies in 2008.

(Reporting by Christine Kearney; Editing by Bill Trott)

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