U.S. Rebalance to Asia

The Role of Congress in U.S. Leadership Transition

March 30, 2016

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In her testimony before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Sheila A. Smith discusses the roles in which the U.S. Congress can play in ensuring strong U.S. presence in the changing Asia-Pacific region. 

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