U.S. Alliances in Northeast Asia

Strong Partners with Deep Divisions

March 4, 2014

Testimony
Testimony by CFR fellows and experts before Congress.

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Defense and Security

In her testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asian and Pacific Affairs, Sheila A. Smith discusses the strategic importance of the United States' relationship with Japan and South Korea and how President Barack Obama can promote the importance of both bilateral and trilateral relations.

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