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Upcoming military conferences highlight isles' key role in Pacific

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 30, 2014

~~<p>Two big military conferences are coming to Hawaii this week and next that highlight the state's strategic importance in the pivot to the Pacific.</p>
<p>Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will convene the first-ever U.S.-hosted meeting of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) defense ministers Tuesday to Thursday, devoting a substantial amount of time in Hawaii to the Asia region that has grown economically and militarily in importance.</p>
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Two big military conferences are coming to Hawaii this week and next that highlight the state's strategic importance in the pivot to the Pacific.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will convene the first-ever U.S.-hosted meeting of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) defense ministers Tuesday to Thursday, devoting a substantial amount of time in Hawaii to the Asia region that has grown economically and militarily in importance. Login for more...



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