02-02-17: First overseas trip for Trump administration goes to Asia

By Anya Palm

In the beginning of February US Defense Secretary General James Mattis will visit Japan and South Korea. It will be the first trip overseas made by anyone in the new administration, and is likely to consolidate relations with both countries, while possibly antagonizing North Korea.

On the agenda is the border conflict in the South China Sea and the security situation concerning North Korea.

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