U.S. to continue to engage in Asia: Gates

11:01, June 05, 2010      

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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates claimed here on Saturday that his government will not waver its longstanding commitments in Asia and will continue to deepen and expand its alliances and partnership in the region.

Gates spoke at the 9th Asian security summit that the U.S. government's overriding obligation to allies, partners, and the region is to reaffirm America's security commitments in Asia and is increasing its deterrent capabilities in a number of ways.

He added that the U.S. defense posture in Asia is shifting to one that is "more geographically distributed, operationally resilient, and politically sustainable," noting that the U.S. government is taking steps to enhance its missile defenses with the intent to develop capabilities in Asia, and is renewing its commitment to a strong and effective extended deterrence.



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