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From Andrew Jackson to Barack Obama, US presidents throughout history have highlighted Asia in their annual State of the Union addresses, discussing trade ties, security issues, and opportunities for cultural exchange.
While conducting a series of important exercises recently with numerous allies around the Asia-Pacific, the US Navy is planning to include more participants and strengthen cooperation with numerous navies to include the Philippines, Singapore, Australia, and China.
Concurrent to President Obama's recent trip, nine members of the US House of Representatives also traveled to Japan, South Korea, and China. The eight Republicans on the trip jointly authored a CNN Op-Ed calling for strong engagement with Asia.