It was not geographical illiteracy that led U.S. President Donald Trump to refer repeatedly to the "Indo-Pacific" region when he journeyed recently through what is generally known as the Asia-Pacific area. Nor was it simply a desire to put an increasingly domineering and expansive China in its place.
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