About the Author: Robert Wood serves as Acting Department Spokesman and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs.
We're aboard the Secretary's plane en route to Asia. This is Secretary Clinton's first trip abroad since she took office, and it will include visits to Japan, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea and China. On Friday, the Secretary previewed the trip for reporters following her remarks at the Asia Society in New York.
The mood on the plane is enthusiastic, even though many are still hard at work on last minute details. Secretary Clinton spoke to reporters on board the aircraft en route to a refueling stop in Alaska. She addressed a number of issues, including climate change, North Korea, Russia and human rights.
You will be hearing from me and others throughout this week, so check back on DipNote frequently for updates.