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Release No: NR-064-14
February 01, 2014

Read-out of Secretary Hagel's meeting with UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond

Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby provided the following read-out:

"As part of the Munich Security Conference, Secretary Hagel met this morning with UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond.

"Both leaders stressed their shared commitment to each other and to the close and abiding military relationship we share.

"They talked about military capabilities that are most important to the future of NATO and to U.S.-U.K. bilateral cooperation, to include unmanned systems and the Joint Strike Fighter. Both men expressed their desire to stay in touch leading up to the NATO Summit in September."