Biden Opens Overseas Trip Declaring ‘United States is Back’
MILDENHALL, England (AP) — President Joe Biden has opened his first overseas trip of his term with a declaration that “the United States is back.”
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He is seeking to reassert the nation on the world stage and steady European allies deeply shaken by his predecessor.
Biden has set the stakes for his eight-day trip in sweeping terms, believing the West must publicly demonstrate it can compete economically with China as the world emerges from the coronavirus pandemic.
The president’s first stop was a visit with U.S. troops and their families at Royal Air Force Mildenhall, where he laid out his mission for the trip.