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U.S. defense secretary heads to Seoul, Tokyo

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Is power a monopoly for a few chosen nations?

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I've listened to Kerry more often than I need. He needs to realize the importance of using diplomacy in lieu of his threatening remarks when dealing with Leaders of foreign country. He needs to remember the US doesn't own the world even though there are numerous warmongering politicians in Washington DC. We need to respect people because population is increasing but the world isn't. I appreciated President of Iran when he stated Nuclear weaponry needs to be banned throughout the world. This is well understood why many poor countries are trying their best to protect their land.

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Is power a monopoly for a few chosen nations?

Power is the ability to get other people to do what you want. The concept itself necessitates centralization and monopolization. You should be questioning how those with power use it, not the idea itself.

I've listened to Kerry more often than I need. He needs to realize the importance of using diplomacy in lieu of his threatening remarks when dealing with Leaders of foreign country. He needs to remember the US doesn't own the world even though there are numerous warmongering politicians in Washington DC. We need to respect people because population is increasing but the world isn't. I appreciated President of Iran when he stated Nuclear weaponry needs to be banned throughout the world. This is well understood why many poor countries are trying their best to protect their land.

This is an article about Chuck Hagel and East Asia and you went off on a rant (I was going to use the word tangent, but I'm not even sure you could call it that) about John Kerry and the Middle East.

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Will these boys be representing the US people or the arms industry when they come to make their sales pitch?

As the largest importer of food and energy in the world, Japan will willingly participate in any suggestion the US has for keeping a hegemony in place to provide these countries living way beyond their carrying capacity the ability to continue to exploit other country's and other people's resources.

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I think the world has had quite enough of US "defense" and "democracy" delivered from 30,000 feet. We've had it with the "freedom" that drones and NSA surveillance offer.

If Hagel is the US DEFENSE secretary, why does he need to step outside his country?

Or has the word "defense" been redefined also?

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"U.S. Defense Secretary" Hagel, I think his job title is misleading, I think it should read "Top defense contractors salesman Hagel.

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minello7,

I think you're right.

Still, wars are good for votes and they make money for these guys.

Although he doesn't look very happy in the picture above, looking glum and chewing a thumbnail.

Maybe he needs another war or two.

Perhaps that's why he's come to Asia.

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If Hagel is the US DEFENSE secretary, why does he need to step outside his country?

The Unites States has formal alliance agreements with both SK and Japan. It's only natural that the US Defense Secretary would make visits to two of his country's most important allies. You know this full well, yet you insist on playing the role of the ignorant idealist and playing semantics over his title.

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