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Trump's foreign policy view 'bizarre': Ex-US defense official

Former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy speaks at the 13th CSIS/Nikkei Symposium in Tokyo on June 6.

TOKYO -- The foreign policy views expressed by presumptive Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump are "bizarre and incoherent" and do not reflect the majority view in the country, Michele Flournoy, former U.S. undersecretary of defense, said on Monday.

Trump has repeatedly accused Japan and South Korea, long considered linchpins of security in the region, of getting a free ride on U.S. military power, and has threatened to pull U.S. forces out of the countries, a position that has drawn praise from North Korea's state-run newspaper. He has even suggested that Japan and South Korea arm themselves with nuclear weapons to protect themselves against North Korea's provocations.

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