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July 2010

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U.S.-Indonesian Partnership Grows

JAKARTA, Indonesia, July 22, 2010 – In a commentary appearing in today’s edition of the Indonesian newspaper Kompas, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates noted the growth of the U.S. relationship with Indonesia, as well as Indonesia’s emergent role as a regional and global leader. Story

Secretary Recaps Discussions with Leaders

JAKARTA, Indonesia, July 22, 2010 – U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said discussion of “broadening, deepening and elevating ties” between the United States and Indonesia highlighted the meetings he had in Jakarta with the country’s president and defense minister. Story

Gates Seeks Stronger Military Ties

JAKARTA, Indonesia, July 22, 2010 –U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia, for meetings intended to enhance defense ties between the two countries. Story

Clinton Announces New Sanctions

SEOUL, South Korea, July 21, 2010 – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in Seoul, South Korea, with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, announced new measures to prevent North Korean weapons proliferation, curb illicit activities that fund its weapons programs and discourage further provocative actions. Story

Cheonan Tragedy Strengthens Alliance

CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea, July 21, 2010 – The fact that the United States is a steadfast ally of South Korea is one of the messages carried by Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman U.S. Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, who visited with U.S. troops stationed at Camp Red Cloud. Story

Leaders Reaffirm U.S. Commitment

PANMUNJOM, South Korea, July 21, 2010 – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to South Korea during a visit to the demilitarized zone that separates the U.S. ally from its communist neighbor to the north. Story

Leadership is Key to Addressing Suicides

CAMP RED CLOUD, South Korea, July 21, 2010 – Good leadership can help to bring down the military's suicide rate, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told more than 200 soldiers and airmen at Camp Red Cloud, South Korea. Story

Defense Leaders Announce Exercise

SEOUL, South Korea, July 20, 2010 – The United States and the Republic of Korea announced a series of military exercises designed to send a strong, clear message to North Korea to stop its provocative and warlike acts. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and National Defense Minister Kim Tae-young released a joint statement on the exercises following meetings here today. Story

Meetings Emphasize Strength of Pact

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT, July 20, 2010 – In 1950, the United States and many other countries of the United Nations came to the defense of South Korea when North Korea invaded. The meetings in Seoul beginning tomorrow are a reaffirmation of U.S. commitment to the Republic of Korea, said Navy Adm. Mike Mullen. Story

Gates Plans DMZ Visit for Solidarity

CAMP CASEY, South Korea, July 20, 2010 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will visit Korea’s demilitarized zone tomorrow in a demonstration of U.S.-South Korean solidarity. He'll visit the demilitarized zone along with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and their South Korean counterparts to demonstrate the “steadfast” U.S. commitment to South Korea. Story

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