Obama's Asian Agenda

Just one week after winning a second term Barak Obama is about to make a trip to Thailand, Burma, and Cambodia to bolster support for the US in the region. During his first stop in Thailand Obama will use his best personal asset, charm, to try to persuade the Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her cabinet to allow the US the use of airbases. With increased "foreign elements" infiltrating into the southern provinces of Thailand, the US is also still very keen to have some presence there to prevent the region becoming a sanctuary and waypoint for further terrorist activity in other areas of the region.

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