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GEN @Martin_Dempsey in Hawaii for First Leg of Asia-focused Trip

Dempsey in Hawaii for First Leg of Asia-focused Trip By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service HONOLULU, May 30, 2012 – The nation’s highest-ranking officer landed here yesterday to begin a week focused on Asia-Pacific military-to-military engagement centered on the annual Asian security summit known as the “Shangri-La Dialogue” in Singapore. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will join Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and defense ministers and officials from countries throughout the region for the summit, which is sponsored by the International Institute for Strategic Studies and runs June 1-3. Topics on the gathering’s agenda include: -- The U.S. rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region; -- Protecting maritime freedoms; -- Deterrence and regional stability; -- Containing the South China Sea disputes; -- The armed forces and domestic...

Full article: http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=116543

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