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Shangri-La Dialogue
June 2010

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Gates, Counterparts Discuss Relationships

SINGAPORE, June 4, 2010 – The importance of furthering military-to-military relationships was a common theme in five meetings Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates had with U.S. partners as part of the annual Asia security summit known as the “Shangri-La Dialogue.” Story

Gates Seeks Trainers for Afghanistan

SINGAPORE, June 4, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates asked for help in training Afghanistan’s security forces from five Asian partners during meetings at the “Shangri-La Dialogue” security summit. Story

U.S.-China Military Ties Need Work

SINGAPORE, June 3, 2010 – The military-to-military aspect of U.S. relations with China has lagged behind progress in other areas and falls short of what the leaders of both countries have said they want, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said. Story

U.S.-Japan Ties Vital to Meet Challenges

SINGAPORE, June 3, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, in Singapore for an Asia security summit, underscored the need for continuing the strong security relationship between the United States and Japan to meet the mutual challenges they face. Story

Gates to Reassure South Korea at Summit

SINGAPORE, June 3, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said he will provide assurances during the “Shangri-La Dialogue” Asia security summit of the U.S. commitment to help South Korea and other Pacific nations deal with provocation from North Korea. Story

Asia Summit to Kick-Off Five-Nation Trip

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates embarked on a five-nation trip that will begin with his participation in a major Asian security conference in Singapore. The secretary also will travel to Azerbaijan, England, Belgium and Germany. Story

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