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Gates continues to support US military presence in East Asia

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 12:11 a.m. HST, Jun 01, 2011



 

Amid mounting Western Pacific political tensions and an impending visit to Singapore, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates reaffirmed the nation's commitment to having a military presence in East Asia.

"The critical messages is that even as we look at...budget reductions, there's no slacking in the U.S. commitment to our presence in Asia." he said Tuesday.

"We are a Pacific nation. We will remain a Pacific nation."

Gates made the statement during a brief news media conference at the Battleship Missouri Museum in Pearl Harbor, as he observed Memorial Day and visited the vessel upon which Japan surrendered formally on Sept. 2, 1945.






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