About 1,250 Marines are heading to Australia for a Marine Rotational Force-Darwin deployment, a mission that is part of Washington’s “Pacific pivot” and reflects the White House’s commitment to the region.
The regional balance of power in the Pacific is slipping away from the U.S. because President Barack Obama’s “pivot” to Asia has been hampered by budget cuts, lack of clear policy goals and China’s willingness to take risks to assert territorial claims, a new U.S. study warns.
U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday lifted a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region that he has tried to place at the center of his foreign policy legacy.
Germany’s a great place for exploring by bike any day of the year. But it’s hard to beat an “auto-free” day, when a normally busy highway is shut down to motorized traffic, and cyclists, skaters and hikers come out in the tens of thousands.