Former Top State Dept. Official: Asia Policy Almost in ‘Free-Fall’

18 Sep 2014, 3:30 pm

A top former State Department official said at a Foreign Policy Initiative national defense panel Thursday in Washington, D.C., that the United States’ policy on Asia is almost in “free fall.”

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