Gates Meets With Vietnamese, Japanese Officials

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is welcomed to Hanoi, Vietnam, by Michael Michalak, U.S Ambassador to Vietnam, Oct. 10, 2010. Gates traveled to Vietnam to meet with Vietnamese leaders and some of his counterparts in the region and to participate in the first “plus” conference of defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

 DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is welcomed to Hanoi, Vietnam, by Vietnamese defense officials, Oct. 10, 2010. Gates is in Vietnam to meet with Vietnamese leaders and some of his counterparts in the region and to participate in the first “plus” conference of defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

 DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, greets Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa prior to a bilateral meeting held by the two in Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct. 11, 2010. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, and Japanese Defense Minister Toshimi Kitazawa hold a bilateral meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct. 11, 2010. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is welcomed to Vietnam National University by Vietnamese military members, professors and students in Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct. 11, 2010. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks to professors and students at Vietnam National University in Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct. 11, 2010. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Vietnamese military members listen to U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates as he speaks at Vietnam National University in Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct. 11, 2010.
 DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks to professors and students at Vietnam National University in Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct. 11, 2010. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks to professors and students at Vietnam National University in Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct. 11, 2010. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates receives a standing ovation after his speech to professors and students at Vietnam National University in Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct. 11, 2010. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, is greeted by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the prime minister's office in Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct. 11, 2010. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the prime minister's office in Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct. 11, 2010. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, talks with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the prime minister's office in Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct. 11, 2010. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates leaves the Vietnamese Prime Ministry after talking with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi, Vietnam, Oct. 11, 2010. DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison