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US has neglected Australia and Asia: ex-deputy secretary Armitage

The United States has neglected Asia and Australia since Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice took office, former deputy secretary of state Richard Armitage told an Australian newspaper. In an interview in Washington, Armitage told The Australian newspaper that Rice had placed too much emphasis on other parts of the world and not enough on the Asia Pacific region. In more than a year in the job, Rice has visited 59 countries but only one in Southeast Asia, Thailand, and that for less than 24 hours, the paper said. Full Story

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