Gates Visits Thailand

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Upon his arrival in Bangkok, Thailand, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, shakes hands with Air Chief Marshal Chalit Pookpasuk of the Royal Thai Air Force, June 1, 2008. Gates visited Thailand and other Asian nations in conjunction with taking part in the 7th annual Asia Security Summit in Singapore. During his visit, Gates reaffirmed that the military-to-military relationship between the U.S. and Thailand is based on shared democratic principles. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates signs a visitors' welcome book at the Thai Ministry of Defense prior to meeting with Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej in Bangkok, Thailand, June 1, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, speaks with Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej at the Ministry of Defense in Bangkok, Thailand, June 1, 2008. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, left, visits with Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej at the Ministry of Defense in Bangkok, Thailand, June 1, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his staff meet with Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej's staff at the Ministry of Defense in Bangkok, Thailand, June 1, 2008.   Defense Dept. photo by Tech. Sgt. Jerry Morrison