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Video CN- Pacific Rim Trade Deal Has Proved Elusive

With the U.S.-led war in Iraq ended and American military involvement in Afghanistan winding down, President Barack Obama has sought to pivot the country's foreign policy focus towards Asia. One aspect of that pivot is the negotiation of a free-trade agreement among 12 Pacific Rim nations. But as Mr. Obama leaves this week on a trip to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines -- he has found it very difficult to complete the trade pact. VOA's Ken Bredemeier has more from Washington