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U.S. assessing whether forces in Iraq can hold, general says

The Joint Chiefs chairman asserts that refocusing on the Pacific is still the goal

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 02, 2014

~~<p>Escalating violence in Iraq, North Korea's latest provocations, a meeting of allies here and China's participation for the first time in Rim of the Pacific exercises were topics at the forefront of a visit to Hawaii by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.</p>
<p>The world picture is one of a confused security environment &mdash; but also one that allies such as the United States, Japan and South Korea will face together, Dempsey said in a meeting with Hawaii soldiers and later during a Pacific Forum gathering Tuesday.</p>
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Escalating violence in Iraq, North Korea's latest provocations, a meeting of allies here and China's participation for the first time in Rim of the Pacific exercises were topics at the forefront of a visit to Hawaii by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.

The world picture is one of a confused security environment — but also one that allies such as the United States, Japan and South Korea will face together, Dempsey said in a meeting with Hawaii soldiers and later during a Pacific Forum gathering Tuesday. Login for more...



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