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US Defense official seeks 'rebalance' in Asia-Pacific

2015-04-07 08:49:09       source:The Brics Post

April 6, 2015


"US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter is expected to arrive in the Asia-Pacific region Tuesday on a tour of Japan and South Korea amid territorial disputes with China over the control of a number of islands in the area.


The Pentagon issued a statement on Friday saying his trip is part of the Obama administration’s efforts to strategically "rebalance" the region.


But the trip also comes amid pressure from ranking Republican leaders in Congress who are urging a tougher stance from the White House regarding tensions in the region."


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