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Trump team hits the road to calm global concerns

Trump team hits the road to calm global concerns

Led by Vice President Mike Pence, the Trump administration is seeking to calm tensions among anxious allies at a high-level security summit in Germany after weeks of puzzling statements from Washington that threatened to reorder decades of U.S. foreign policy.

The annual Munich Security Conference represents a major opportunity for the fledgling administration to clarify U.S. foreign policy and security priorities to heads of state, foreign ministers and others worried about Trump’s policy shifts toward Europe, Russia, China and the Middle East.

Although Defense Secretary James Mattis, who is here with Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly and several members of...

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