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Friday, November 28, 2014         

ASEAN DEFENSE MINISTERS MEETING


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War machines touted as agents of mercy

By William Cole

~~<p>Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel showed off a state-of-the-art $1.3 billion Navy ship for foreign defense ministers Wednesday and Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft zoomed overhead &mdash; not in a demonstration of combat firepower but as a sign of the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief the U.S. military can provide.</p>
<p>Hagel and the defense ministers or their representatives from 10 Southeast Asian nations toured the amphibious ship USS Anchorage docked in Pearl Harbor.</p>
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel showed off a state-of-the-art $1.3 billion Navy ship for foreign defense ministers Wednesday and Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft zoomed overhead — not in a demonstration of combat firepower but as a sign of the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief the U.S. military can provide.

Hagel and the defense ministers or their representatives from 10 Southeast Asian nations toured the amphibious ship USS Anchorage docked in Pearl Harbor. Login for more...



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