|Obama highlights military ties in Asia|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
SEOUL, South Korea — Less than an hour after arriving in South Korea, President Barack Obama solemnly laid a wreath at a memorial honoring Americans killed in the Korean War. On Saturday, he’ll speak to some of the 28,000 American service members stationed here and hold a rare joint security briefing with South Korea’s president.
Obama’s itinerary is aimed at showcasing the U.S. military’s deep ties to the region at a time when Asia is warily watching China’s growing military prowess and North Korea’s unpredictable nuclear efforts.
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