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05/31/2013

'MILESTONE' MESSAGE

U.S. President Barack Obama and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen talk about the security transition in Afghanistan while meeting at the White House, May 31, 2013. Obama said Afghan forces were just several weeks away from taking the lead in combat operations from NATO-led forces across Afghanistan and called the upcoming transition "a milestone." NATO photo

05/31/2013

CHECKPOINT PREP

U.S. Army Pfc. Edward J. Donohue provides security to prepare for a traffic checkpoint in the Panjwai district of Afghanistan's Kandahar province, May 15, 2013. Donohue is assigned to 2nd Infantry Division's 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Shane Hamann

05/31/2013

MEETING INTRODUCTIONS

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, shakes hands with Dennis A. Muilenburg, far left, Boeing president and CEO of Boeing defense, space and security, as Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith, third from left, and Canadian Defense Minister Peter MacKay join in at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 31, 2013. Hagel will meet with ministers at the event and then travel to Brussels to meet with NATO defense ministers. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

05/31/2013

OFFICIAL DINNER

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center, attends an official dinner with Asian leaders at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 31, 2013. Hagel will discuss issues of mutual importance with ministers at the event and then travel to Brussels to meet with NATO defense ministers. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

05/31/2013

INDONESIAN MINISTER

U.S. Defense Chuck Hagel, left, meets with Indonesian Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 31, 2013. Hagel will discuss issues of mutual importance with ministers at the event and then travel to Brussels to meet with NATO defense ministers. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

05/31/2013

GREETING LEADERS

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center, stands with Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean, right, and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin at the start of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 31, 2013. Hagel will discuss issues of mutual importance with ministers at the event and then travel to Brussels to meet with NATO defense ministers. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

05/31/2013

SINGAPORE HANDSHAKE

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, shakes hands with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the start of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 31, 2013. Hagel will discuss issues of mutual importance with ministers at the event and then travel to Brussels to meet with NATO defense ministers. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

05/31/2013

SHANGRI-LA TALKS

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel greets Chinese army Lt. Gen. Qi Jianguo, deputy chief of general staff, at the start of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, May 31, 2013. Hagel told Qi that U.S. President Barack Obama is looking forward to hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping in California to discuss areas of mutual concern. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo

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