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Navy To Shift More Assets To Pacific, Says Panetta

June 04 2012


Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has fleshed out details on U.S. plans to focus more of its attention on the Asia-Pacific region, reports American Forces Press Service.

The U.S. government will seek to expand military-to-military relationships in the region, beyond its treaty allies, which include Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea and Thailand, Panetta said in a speech Saturday at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

Panetta emphasized that the shift is...

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