U.S. Navy Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, salutes during a welcome ceremony at the Philippine Armed Forces headquarters at Camp Aguinaldo in Quezon City, Metro Manila in the Philippines in this August 26, 2015 file photo. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Reuters: U.S. to maintain commitment to allies in Asia, admiral says
The U.S. military's top commander in the Pacific tried on Tuesday to reassure allies that Washington will maintain its commitment to Asia and maintain strong military relations with partners, some of whom are worried about President-elect Donald Trump's foreign policy.
"I have no doubt that we will continue our steadfast commitment to our allies and partners in the Indo-Asia Pacific," Admiral Harry Harris, head of the military's Pacific Command, said at an event held by the publication Defense One.
"The need for and the value of American engagement in the Indo-Asia-Pacific is convincing and it has (been) proven over decades," Harris said.
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WNU Editor: I also expect no change in the U.S. - Asia relationship under a Trump administration.