On Carter's first Asia trip as Pentagon chief, calm prevails

In this Friday, April 10, 2015 photo, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, right, shakes hands with his South Korean counterpart Han Min Koo upon his arrival at the Defense Ministry in Seoul, South Korea. Carter was on his first visit to Asia since becoming defense secretary in February. He met Friday with President Park Geun-hye and senior members of her government. Earlier in the week he was in Japan. Aides said Carter intended to discuss the South China Sea situation with U.S. officials at Pacific Command in Hawaii on Saturday. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)HONOLULU (AP) — No news is good news. That might have been the bumper sticker for Ash Carter’s first tour of Asia as secretary of defense.

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