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U.S. faces China-Russia threats, decade after ditching 2-front war

Tensions over Ukraine and Taiwan pose challenges for a weakened Washington

U.S. President Joe Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Russian President Vladimir Putin.   © AP

TOKYO -- In January 2012, then-U.S. President Barack Obama outlined a major shift in Washington's national defense objectives: an end to its two-front-war strategy.

"America's not the world's policeman," he would later say.

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