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Could Cracks Jeopardize in the Navy Plan to deploy LCS to Singapore?: The U.S. Navy’ plans to base four Littoral...

Could Cracks Jeopardize in the Navy Plan to deploy LCS to Singapore?: The U.S. Navy’ plans to base four Littoral...

The plan was endorsed in a recent meeting between U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Singapore Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen. According the American Forces Press Service, the defense leaders discussed the planned deployment. The joint statement said the ships will be deployed on a rotational basis and will not be based in Singapore. The deployment signals U.S. commitment to the region, and enhances the ability to train and engage with regional partners, the joint statement said. The rotational deployments will be part of the U.S.-Singapore partnership documented in the 2005 Strategic Framework Agreement, Pentagon spokeswoman Navy Cmdr. Leslie Hull-Ryde said. “This marks a significant movement in terms of our cooperation with Singapore,” she added. “The specific details related to this unprecedented engagement are still being discussed.” However, a recent report aired...

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