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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates delivers his keynote speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue on Asia Security Summit, Singapore, May 30, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison  More Photos

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Gates Visits Philippines to
Reaffirm U.S. Commitment

MANILA, Philippines, June 1, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates made a brief stop in the Philippines to reaffirm U.S. commitment to the country’s fight against terrorism. Story

North Korea’s Actions ‘Reckless’

SINGAPORE, May 30, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear weapons state and promised to defend U.S. allies in the region. Story | Transcript

Secretary Outlines Security Strategy

SINGAPORE, May 30, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates opened the “Shangri-La Dialogue” Asia security summit outlining broad security issues and promising continued support from the United States. Story | Transcript

Gates Asks for Help in Afghanistan

SINGAPORE, May 30, 2009 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates called on U.S. allies in Asia to render more aid to bolster the fight in Afghanistan. Story | Transcript

Philippine Air Force Commanding General Lt. Gen. Oscar Ravena, right, escorts U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, past an honor guard upon Gates' arrival in Manila, Philippines, June 1, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison More Photos

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, center, shakes hands with Japan's Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada, left, and South Korea's Defense Minister Lee Sang-Hee as they proceed for their trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Asia Security Summit, Singapore, May 30, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison  More Photos

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, talks with South Korean Minister of National Defence Lee Sang-Hee during their bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Asia Security Summit, Singapore, May 30, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison  More Photos

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