U.S., South Korean Defense Leaders Reaffirm Ties

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks to the audience and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young, left, during a reception in conjunction with an annual security meeting between the two countries in Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 2010. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with Navy Adm. Robert F. Willard, left, commander, U.S. Pacific Command, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, center, and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young during a reception in conjunction with an annual security meeting between the two countries in Washington, D.C., Oct. 7, 2010. DOD photo by Cherie Cullen
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, escorts his South Korean counterpart National Defense Minister Kim Tae-young through an honor cordon into the Pentagon, Oct. 8. 2010. The two defense leaders will talk during an annual security meeting between the two countries. DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, center left, talks with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young as they walk down the Pentagon executive corridor, Oct. 8, 2010. The two defense leaders are enroute to a session of an annual security summit between the two nations. DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • Participants of the 42nd annual U.S. Security Consultative Meeting begin discussions at the Pentagon on Oct. 8, 2010. Participants include clockwise around the table from the left:  Chip Gregson, assistant defense secretary for Asian-Pacific security affairs; Navy Adm. Robert Willare, commander, U.S. Pacific Command; Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates; Michele Flournoy, under secretary of defense for policy; Army Gen. Walter L. Sharp, commander, U.N. Command, Combined Forces Command, and U.S. Forces Korea; and Joe Donovan, principal deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Kim Tae-young, South Korean defense minister; sits fourth from the left on the South Korean side of the table. DoD photo by R. D. Ward
  • South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young, right, meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left foreground, at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2010, for the 42nd annual Security Consultative Meeting between the two nations. The South Korean Ambassador to the United States Han Duk-soo, left center, participated in the meeting. DoD photo by R. D. Ward
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, right, and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young, seated left, sign a series of documents representing agreements reached during the 42nd annual Security Consultative Meeting between the two longtime allies at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2010. DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young, left, and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates shake hands after signing a series of documents relating to agreements reached during the 42nd annual Security Consultative Meetings between the two nations at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2010. DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young, right, hold a press conference at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2010, at the conclusion of the 42nd annual Security Consultative Meeting between the two nations.  Both defense leaders made statements reafirming the strong security ties between the two longtime allies. DOD photo by R. D. Ward
  • South Korean Defense Minister Kim Tae-young, right, and U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates reaffirm the strong security ties between the two nations during a press conference at the Pentagon, Oct. 8, 2010, following the 42nd annual Security Consultative Meeting. The talks alternate between Seoul, South Korea, and Washington, D. C. DOD photo by R. D. Ward