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Dempsey Arrives in Singapore for Asia Security Summit

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

SINGAPORE , May 29, 2014 – Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey arrived here today to participate in the 13th annual Asia Security Summit.

Sponsored by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Shangri-La Dialogue as it is known, is an opportunity for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to meet with his counterparts from the region and around the world.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will arrive for the summit tomorrow and will meet with fellow defense chiefs and deliver an address on U.S. contributions to regional stability.

Hagel and Dempsey also will hold trilateral meetings with Japanese and Korean defense officials in addition to their meetings with other regional leaders.

Dempsey arrived here from Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, where he participated in the Joint Strategic Military Meeting. He will later travel to Saudi Arabia for consultations with Saudi defense leaders.

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