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Young Americans oppose increasing U.S. troop numbers in Asia

Survey shows 18 to 29-year-olds feel presence of forces increases war risk

U.S. President Joe Biden addresses the 2022 Summer White House Internship class in the Rose Garden of the White House on Aug. 10.    © White House

TOKYO -- American voters between the ages of 18 and 29 are the least supportive of increasing U.S. troop presence in Asia, believing that their forward-deployment risks escalating rather than deterring China's response, a new survey has found.

The survey "Rethinking American Strength: What Divides (and Unites) Voting-Age Americans," was released this week by the Eurasia Group Foundation. It posed over 40 foreign policy-related questions to more than 2,000 Americans of voting age.

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