Deputy Asst. Secretary of State Patrick Murphy ASEAN Debriefing…

While President Trump confronts the North Korean military aggression through economic trade leverage with China, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson heads the diplomatic efforts toward regional partners in Southeast Asia.

Toward that end the Department of State conducts a Washington Foreign Press Center Briefing on “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent Trip to the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Regional Forum.  Patrick Murphy DAS of State for Southeast Asia holds a press availability to debrief. (Q&A begins at 12:00)

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28 Responses to Deputy Asst. Secretary of State Patrick Murphy ASEAN Debriefing…

  1. FL_GUY says:

    I am thankful that we have President Trump, who works for FREE, and his high powered cabinet who are working for prosperity and peace. I believe that with high level people like this working for us, we have a good chance of avoiding a war; the stage for this war has been set by the likes of LBJ, JC, BC and O each furthering the USA towards destruction; HilLIARy would have finished the final act of destruction. President Trump will not allow that to happen. He and his team are showing the world that there can be peace but a big stick is also available to use against those that want to harm the USA.

    Liked by 11 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      FL_GUY well said! We are truly blessed with these incredible men that have only one purpose in mind and that is making sure that when their time in office is done, all foreign and domestic issues are headed back in the right direction. They could care less about a political career.

      I think our President sees some of the following that he would like to tackle in the next 7 and a half years:


      NK completely denuclearized
      ISIS and othe Jihadi factions completely destroyed
      Iran 🇮🇷 to be dealt with in a similar way to NK
      The ME form an alliance (GCC) that will take care of all issues pertaining to that region with Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 using the finances, President el-Sisi being the voice for the region and King Abdullah being a loyal partner to both countries. I also think that the President would love to take care of the Israel 🇮🇱 and Palestine situation but I think having Israel 🇮🇱 work with the GCC alliance would be far more important.
      Syria 🇸🇾 and Iraq 🇮🇶 completely resolved and back to building their countries and being productive countries.
      Fair trade deals with 🇨🇳.
      NAFTA negotiated so that we win again
      NATO countries all paying their 2% and working towards fighting Extremism
      Being an exporter of LNG and Coal to all different regions in the world 🌎 including Eastern Europe, India 🇮🇳 China 🇨🇳


      Healthcare that truly works
      Tax Reform for Individuals, Big Corporations and Small Businesses
      Major Infrastructure throughout the 50 states
      Immigration Reform proposed in the RAISE Act
      Southern WALL
      Reforming Dodd/Frank
      Welfare Reform
      Military brought back to meet the needs of the 21 st century
      Missle Defense System
      Glass-Steagall for Banks with less than 10 billion in assets
      Medicaid and Medicare to be able to function beyond 2030
      Jobs, jobs and jobs
      GDP at 4% to 5% a year
      Start decreasing our national debt to a point where it is actually doable

      Liked by 5 people

      • FL_GUY says:

        Great points! All these things are Big League and only President Trump and his team can and will do them. MAGA!

        Liked by 2 people

      • fangdog says:

        What American would not want it for himself, family and fellow Americans?
        It should be a shoo-in for accomplishment with only “useful idiots” being against it. If someone is against it, they are best described as “enemy”.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. The Boss says:

    OMG! Is this guy always so dreadfully boring? I couldn’t take it after 8 1/2 minutes.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Johnny Bravo says:

      The boss, could I suggest. That’s it, dry and to the point.

      We are not looking to be entertained. The last lot of admin fools made our blood boil water th their slick slight of hand tricks. This admin just gets down to business and I for one am glad.👍

      Liked by 7 people

      • The Boss says:

        I too am glad we have a business-like administration for once. And there are ways to make dry subject matter sound interesting. Some voice inflections and changes in pacing would have been nice.

        Liked by 1 person

      • LafnH2O says:

        I agree, Johnny Bravo.
        Just give it to us straight.

        Did I hear correctly that 2/3rds of the global population is “represented” during these meetings.
        That’s significant. Dry… but significant.

        Liked by 4 people

        • fleporeblog says:

          Absolutely! 5 Billion people out of the 7+ Billion. Imagine the Coal and LNG our President could negotiate! The National Debt would be gone by the time he leaves office.


        • xyzlatin says:

          The regional framework known as the ASEAN Plus Six, which consists of the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations plus Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea.


          • xyzlatin says:

            Membership. 10 States ― Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam


            • xyzlatin says:

              The ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) was established in 1994. It comprises 27 members: the 10 ASEAN member states (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam), the 10 ASEAN dialogue partners (Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, India, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Russia and the United States), one ASEAN observer (Papua New Guinea), as well as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Mongolia, Pakistan, Timor-Leste, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

              The ARF is a key forum for security dialogue in Asia, complementing the various bilateral alliances and dialogues. It provides a setting in which members can discuss current regional security issues and develop cooperative measures to enhance peace and security in the region.


    • Malatrope says:

      It is the State Department, after all.

      Liked by 1 person

    • mikebrezzze says:

      I lasted 3 minutes!


      • Abandoned says:

        America’s weakness. It loves colour movement and to be entertained. Hollywood airheads and infomercial political shills get attention for that very reason.
        Adults need to be able to assimilate information for its own sake. Exhausting, isn’t it.

        Liked by 2 people

    • I dunno, I was so interested in what he was saying,…I didn’t care/notice how he was saying it. The content was amazing.

      Liked by 2 people

  3. India Maria says:

    WOW!!… billions of folks agreeing in ASEAN…..NATO re-prioritizing and paying up….UN 15-0 resolution on N. Korea and SECOND Security Council support by Russia AND China……GCC in Middle east…..51 Muslim countries sign off on destroying ISIS….73 country plus INTERPOL, NATO and EU fighting ISIS…..I thought Trump knew NOTHING about U.S. Foreign Policy??!!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. SPMI says:

    Voice inflections and changes in pacing!
    You have got to be 💩ing us.
    Just listen, digest and move on.
    They are not running a beauty with Bert Parks.


  5. Donna in Oregon says:

    Like a giant HOA meeting where the two bad neighbors are singled out.

    The Trump admin is working on setting up their own version of TPP. China should be worried. The useful idiot in North Korea is becoming a liability.


  6. I thought it was a good briefing…I liked it and learned a lot.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Robert says:

    Fantastic reporting Sundance as always and God Bless President Trump!


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