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Hagel offers U.S. to host ASEAN nations in Hawaii next year – Pacific Business News (Honolulu)

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Hagel offers U.S. to host ASEAN nations in Hawaii next year
Pacific Business News (Honolulu)
Hawaii is home to the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Command, and Hagel told the gathering in Singapore that the U.S.

Russell Roberts‘s insight:

This  is part of a U.S. move to shift forces from a rapidly deteriorating Middle East to the Pacific Theatre. We have plenty of problems in the Pacific, too.  But none like the "no win" situation in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.  The Pacific Rim is important to Hawaii.  We get most of our oil from Sumatra and our trade with Pacific partners, especially  the People’s Republic of China, is increasing.  There’s not much the U.S. can do to change events in the Middle East–we may have better opportunities in our own back yard–the  Pacific Rim nations.  Aloha, Russ.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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