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In Annapolis, Biden tells Naval Academy graduates they will defend Pacific peace
In Annapolis, Biden tells Naval Academy graduates they will defend Pacific peace

Vice President Joe Biden charged the Naval Academy's graduating class with helping to guarantee peace in the South China Sea through their military service. He spoke after a week of tension between the United States and China. Biden, a Democrat, made the remarks as he delivered the commencement address Friday at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Some 1,054 graduates of the service academy in Annapolis were commissioned as Navy ensigns or Marine lieutenants. The young officers grew up as lengthy wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the global battle against Islamist terrorism dominated U.S. foreign policy, but they will enter military service as the country's role in the world and...

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