Panetta Attends Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta shakes hands with a Singaporean official upon arrival in Singapore, June 1, 2012. Panetta is participating in the Shangri-La Dialogue, a meeting with defense counterparts from across Asia. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center, speaks with U.S. Ambassador David I. Adleman, left, and a Singaporean official upon arrival in Singapore, June 1, 2012. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, speaks with Thai Defense Minister Sukamphon Suwannathat in Singapore, June 1, 2012, before the annual Shangri-La Dialogue. DOD photo by Erin Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with the chief executive of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Dr. John Chipman, at the opening of the plenary session of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, June 2, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta opens the plenary session of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, with remarks on how the Department of Defense will implement a new strategy in Asia, June 2, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta opens the plenary session of the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, with remarks on how the Department of Defense will implement a new strategy in Asia, June 2, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, left, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, June 2, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • From left: U.S. Navy Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta meet with Voltaire Gazmin, defense minister of the Philippines, at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, June 2, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta poses for an official photograph with Watanabe Shu, Japan's senior vice minister of defense, and Kim Kwan-Jin, Republic of Korea's minister of national defense, at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, June 2, 2012.   DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Senior defense officials from the United States, the Republic of Korea and Japan meet to discuss defense issues at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, June 2, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Jean-Yves Le Drian, French Minister of Defense, at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, June 2, 2012.   DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, center, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, and William J. Burns, left, deputy secretary of state, meet with defense leaders from Japan and the Republic of Korea during the Shangri-La Dialogues in Singapore, June 2, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Stephen Smith, Australian minister of defense, during lunch at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, June 2, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta speaks with Dr. Ng Eng Hen, Singapore's Minister of Defense, during the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, June 2, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left, meets with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, June 2, 2012. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, left center, speaks with Malaysian Defense Minister Zahid Hamidi at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, June 2, 2012. Panetta met with defense leaders from the Asia-Pacific region during the 11th annual security summit. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo