US boosts Asian maritime security

White House highlights US efforts as Obama kicks off Asia trip.

US Announces Maritime Security Boost for Southeast Asia

By Prashanth Parameswaran

The United States is boosting maritime security assistance to Southeast Asia, the White House announced November 17 as U.S. President Barack Obama kicked off a weeklong visit to Asia for the latest round of summitry.

“We are increasing the maritime security capacity of our allies and partners, to respond to threats in waters off their coasts and to provide maritime security more broadly across the region,” the statement said.

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