Hagel, Dempsey Attend Security Meeting in South Korea

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stand during an honor guard ceremony at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. Hagel and Dempsey joined South Korean leaders for the 45th Security Consultative Meeting. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, second from left, and U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stand with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin and South Korean army Gen. Jung Seung-jo, Dempsey's counterpart, during an honor guard ceremony at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, and U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right back, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, ride in a pass and review with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, left, and Korean army Gen. Jung Seung-jo, Dempsey's counterpart, during an honor guard ceremony at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel walks though an honor cordon with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin during an honor guard ceremony at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, third from left, meet with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, right, and South Korean army Gen. Jung Seung-jo, Dempsey's counterpart, at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • A guestbook shows the signature of U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 1, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, right, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, talks with U.S. Army Gen. James D. Thurman, outgoing commanding general of U.S. Forces Korea, during a meeting with South Korean leaders in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 1, 2013. After the meeting, Thurman relinquished command to U.S. Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti during a change-of-command ceremony. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, U.S. Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, third from left, meet with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, second from right, and Korean army Gen. Jung Seung-jo, Dempsey's counterpart, at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listens to his chief of staff, Mark Lippert, during a meeting at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, second from left, meets with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin, second from right, at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin sign a joint communique at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin pose for a photo after signing a joint communique at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin (not pictured) brief reporters at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Oct.  2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin brief reporters at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Oct.  2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • A South Korean reporter asks U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin a question during a press briefing at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. Hagel and his South Korean counterpart held the briefing to discuss the 45th Security Consultative Meeting. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo
  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel shares a light moment with South Korean Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin after meetings at the Ministry of Defense in Seoul, South Korea, Oct. 2, 2013. DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo