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Obama’s Cabinet picks indicate caution

POTENTIAL RISK:John Kerry, chosen as new US secretary of state, has said that the Taiwan Relations Act does not commit the US to defend Taiwan if it is attacked

By William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

“A decision of this magnitude, which holds the potential for risking the lives of American military men and women, should be made in response to the circumstances at the moment, on the ground, in the air, and, most importantly, in consultation with the Congress,” Kerry said.

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