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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Evans J.R. Revere
South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak arrived in Washington on Tuesday evening for a five-day U.S. visit that gives President Obama the opportunity to showcase both a strong personal alliance with a key East Asian ally and some rare good news on the economic front.
With the U.S. economy struggling and Mr. Obama's political fortunes on the downswing, the visit "will provide a brief but welcome respite from the turmoil of Washington politics and mark a major success in the administrations Asia policy," said Evans J.R. Revere, a senior fellow and Northeast Asian policy specialist at the Brookings Institution.