Saturday, August 31, 2013

U.S. Boosting Defense Spending And Ties In Asia

US Bolsters Asian Militaries in Face of China's Growth -- Voice of America

PENTAGON — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is traveling in Southeast Asia in a bid to strengthen ties with the militaries of partners and allies in the face of China's growing influence in the region. Hagel has arrived in Brunei for a meeting of defense ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN.

It is a visit meant to reassure partner nations that the United States stands behind them in their efforts to build their militaries.

At a stop in Indonesia, the U.S. defense secretary announced a $500 million deal for the sale of Apache helicopters to the Indonesian military.

“We are signing today the letter of agreement to go forward and sell those helicopters," said Hagel.

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More News On U.S. Boosting Defense Spending And Ties In Asia

US moves to cement Asia Pacific defence ties -- Radio Australia
U.S. Defense Chief Outlines Closer Southeast Asia Ties -- Wall Street Journal
Hagel Issues Warning Over Asian Maritime Disputes -- Defense News/AFP
US Significantly Boosts Military Funding for SE Asia -- Voice of America
U.S. Boosting Military Funds for Southeast Asia, Hagel Says -- Bloomberg
Pentagon Urges Philippines to Allow U.S. Troop Presence -- Wall Street Journal
Talks advance on wider US military role in Philippines -- Channel News Asia
Hagel assures Philippines no new permanent U.S. bases -- Reuters
Asia pivot: US to sell attack helicopters to Indonesia in $500 million deal -- Christian Science Monitor
US and Malaysia looking to expand defence collaboration -- The Star Online
Hagel Underscores Commitment to Partnership With Malaysia -- US Department of Defense

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