Obama's four-summit trip did not always go according to script

U.S. President Obama talks with Queen Saleha, the wife of Brunei's Sultan Bolkiah, at the gala dinner of the 27th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaBy Matt Spetalnick KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – From Turkey to the Philippines to Malaysia, it’s been an overseas trip for U.S. President Barack Obama that often veered off-script. By now, Obama was supposed to have showcased the long-promised benefits of his strategic shift toward Asia as he nears his final year in office. White House aides have fretted privately that the timing could not have been worse.

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