Upcoming military conferences highlight isles’ key role in Pacific
By William Cole
March 30, 2014
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DEFENSE DEPARTMENT PHOTO U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, second from right, attended the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Defense Ministers Meeting-Plus in Brunei on Aug. 29. Hagel will convene the first-ever U.S.-hosted meeting of ASEAN defense ministers beginning Tuesday in Hawaii.