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A black and white photo of landing vehicles moving toward beaches in Peleliu, Palau on September 15, 1944.

Investing in the Future of the Pacific: U.S. Aid Continues to Face WWII Outburst Risks – U.S. Department of State

Seventy-seven years after the end of World War II, Pacific island nations still face the daunting challenge of post-war impacts: unexploded ordnance (UXO) and derelict ordnance litter the vast expanse of the region. At the height of World War II, from 1941 to 1945, military forces from the United States, Japan, Australia and New Zealand …

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US draws closer to Pacific Islands partnership, pledges new assistance

US draws closer to Pacific Islands partnership, pledges new assistance

state department – The United States says it has reached a “shared vision” of partnership with Pacific island nations, including new pledges of American aid, as concern grows over China’s growing influence in the region. The United States kicked off its first-ever in-person summit on Wednesday with leaders from a dozen island nations covering large …

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US Pacific summit faces rocky start as island leaders reject offers from Washington

US attempts to strengthen ties with the Pacific Islands suffered a blow on the eve of its historic summit, with the Solomon Islands rejecting a draft US agreement and Micronesian leaders expressing serious concerns over “insufficient” financial aid to the region, leaked documents obtained by the Guardian reveal. Joe Biden is hosting a number of …

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