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US Defense Secretary Urges Approval of TPP

Before embarking on an Asia trip, U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter called the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, free trade agreement an important part of the Obama Administration’s re-balance toward the Asia-Pacific region. Carter also called for a strong, constructive U.S.-China relationship. Speaking at Arizona State University, the defense chief said the defining region of America’s future is Asia-Pacific, where half of humanity will live by 2050, more than half the...

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