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Published:May 27th, 2016 21:09 EST

Ash Carter to Travel to Singapore for Asia Security Summit

By SOP newswire3

Defense Secretary Ash Carter will travel to Singapore to lead the U.S. delegation and deliver a keynote address June 4 at the 15th Asia Security Summit at the Shangri-La Dialogue, an annual conference hosted by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Pentagon officials announced today.


The secretary will be joined in Singapore by senior military leaders, including Chief of Naval Operations Navy Adm. John Richardson and the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, Navy Adm. Harry Harris.

Bilateral Meetings

While in Singapore, the secretary will hold a number of bilateral meetings with regional counterparts, including Singaporean Defense Minister Ng Eng Hen and Japanese Defense Minister Gen Nakatani, officials said. The annual forum will feature in-depth discussion on critical regional security topics, bringing together defense ministers, military chiefs, leading defense and security experts and representatives of the private sector from the Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe and other regions, they added.

On his way to Singapore, officials said, the secretary will stop May 31 in Arizona, where he will visit Fort Huachuca, home of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and a hub of Army activity in cybersecurity and remotely piloted vehicles. He will visit with troops at Fort Huachuca and get an update from leadership on key initiatives.

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