Biden: Asia's growth a chance to bend history

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Posted: Friday, December 6, 2013 12:00 am

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Invoking the chance to remake the world, Vice President Joe Biden pledged Friday that the U.S. will play a leading role in creating a new century of prosperity and security in Asia. But he warned that without trust and common ground-rules, growing tensions in the region could threaten that collective goal.

At an elite university in South Korea, Biden pushed back against those who doubt America's resolve to expands its footprint in Asia - a central aspiration for Biden and President Barack Obama that has been obscured in recent years by an array of distractions at home and abroad.

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