November 23, 2012

The Scramble for Asia's Resources

Daniel McGroarty, RealClearWorld

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With Washington skepticism near an all time high, it's no surprise that the Obama administration's recent travels have the town's talking heads buzzing. After all, just as Congress convenes hearings on the Sept. 11 Benghazi attack, it seems everyone who's anyone is jetting off to Asia. And yet, to paraphrase that shrewd war correspondent Sigmund Freud, sometimes a ministerial visit is just a ministerial visit -- even if it does take the president plus his secretaries of State and Defense halfway around the world the very same week Congress was clamoring for their attendance.

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TAGGED: South Korea, Barack Obama, United States, Resource Wars, Rare Earths, East China Sea, Indian Ocean, India, Japan, China, Asia

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