February 11, 2014

Asia Pivot on the Rocks

Michael Auslin, Commentary

The Associated Press

On Thursday, Kerry is leaving for his fifth visit to Asia since taking office last year. The State Department claims this is proof of his commitment to the administration’s pivot. Yet the White House continues to believe that merely showing up is 90 percent of success.

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