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STUDENT ADDRESS IN JAPAN - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates addresses students of Sofia University and as part of a distinguished lecture series in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 8, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby PHOTO ESSAY 1  |  PHOTO ESSAY 2
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TOKYO, Nov. 9, 2007 – The U.S. security shield in the Pacific has improved the lives of billions of people, and the United States will remain committed to the region even as the alliance that guarantees that security changes, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told students at Sophia University here today. Story
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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates participates in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Ministry of Defense in Tokyo, Japan, Nov. 8, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby  Hi-Res | More photos
South Koreans Take on Larger Security Role
TOKYO, Nov. 9, 2007 – Now is the time for Asian countries to develop multilateral relationships to deal with security challenges in the region, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said during a question-and-answer period following a speech at Sophia University here today. Story
U.S., Japan Share Complex Security Agenda
TOKYO, Nov. 8, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Japanese Defense Minister Shigeru Ishiba met here today to discuss the Japanese-American alliance and broader aspects of the Mutual Cooperation and Security Treaty between the United States and Japan.   Story
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GATES PAYES TRIBUTE - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his wife Becky observe a moment of silence during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Republic of Korea National Cemetery, Nov. 7, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby   PHOTO ESSAY 1  |  PHOTO ESSAY 2
U.S. Remains Committed to Security in South Korea
SEOUL, Republic of Korea, Nov. 7, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates placed a wreath at a South Korean national cemetery for war dead today and met with South Korean defense leaders to discuss the strong U.S.-Korean alliance.   Story
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Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates meets with Korean Minister of Defense Kim Jang-soo during the 39th Security Consultation Meeting at the Ministry of Defense Republic of Korea, Nov. 7, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby  Hi-Res | More photos
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GATES IN CHINA - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, reviews Chinese troops with Chinese Minister of Defense Gen. Cao Gangchuan, left, during a military welcome ceremony honoring Gates in Beijing, China, Nov. 5, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby   More photos
U.S., China to Move Ahead With Strategic Dialogue
BEIJING, Nov. 6, 2007 – The United States and China will move ahead with a strategic dialogue, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said following talks with Chinese President Hu Jintao here.

Gates spoke to reporters traveling with him at Beijing’s Forbidden City. He said his meeting with Hu at the Great Hall of the People was cordial and constructive.

“We talked a good deal about the military-to-military relationship,” Gates said. “He indicated his support for moving forward with a dialogue of strategic military matters of concern to both sides.”

The meeting with the president culminated two days of intensive talks with Chinese civilian and military leaders. Story
Encouraged by Tenor Of Meetings with Chinese
BEIJING, Nov. 5, 2007 – A delegation of U.S. defense officials led by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates was impressed with and encouraged by their Chinese counterparts here. The tenor of the talks was the most encouraging development, senior defense officials said on background. Story
Gates Discusses Ways to Deepen Exchanges
BEIJING, Nov. 5, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Chinese Minister of National Defense Gen. Cao Gangchuan discussed ways to broaden and deepen U.S.-Chinese defense relations during meetings here today. Story
Gates Arrives in China for Meetings With Leaders
Photo - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, meets with Chinese Senior Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Gen. Guo Boxiong, in Beijing, China, Nov. 5, 2007. BEIJING, Nov. 4, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived here today for meetings with Chinese civilian and military leaders. Gates and his delegation will discuss a full range of regional and global issues. Senior defense officials speaking on background said the secretary will stress moves the Chinese can make to reassure northeast  Asian nations of their military intentions. Story
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, meets with Chinese Senior Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission Gen. Guo Boxiong, in Beijing, China, Nov. 5, 2007. Defense Department photo by Cherie A. Thurlby Hi-Res | More photos
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  Gates Meets with Leaders in China (14)
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  Gates Visits South Korea Part II (12)
  Gates Visits Japan (14)
  Gates Visits Japan Part II (9)
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