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Obama finds that security worries underscore U.S. relevance to Asia

Obama finds that security worries underscore U.S. relevance to Asia

When President Obama boarded Air Force One for a 10-day, three-country tour just hours after a small group of gunmen and suicide bombers unleashed deadly terror on Paris, it seemed inevitable that his main message about countering the rise of China would be lost.

But in the president’s view, the security concerns that arose after the deadly attack made his work to deepen ties with China’s neighbors all the more significant. The Southeast Asian nations whom he has courted as a way to blunt Chinese influence share his worry about the potency of Islamic State, and they appear to have found fresh comfort during his trip in America’s strong security hand.

As he...

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