U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary around China to visit Japan and South Korea and India and Thailand
U.S. Defense Department spokesman George Little, 16, announced that the Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will be held on the 17th visit to the Asia-Pacific region, plans to visit Japan, Thailand, India and South Korea.
Little said Carter will be the first to Hawaii, U.S. Pacific Command, and then went to Guam, and then will expand access to the four countries. He said that Carter will mainly with officials of these countries on the U.S. Asia-Pacific strategy consultation to discuss some specific issues, study how to ensure the region, security and prosperity in the 21st century.
This is Carter as Deputy Defense Minister’s first visit to Asia-Pacific region. Before him, the Minister of National Defense, Leon Panetta, has twice visited the region, the Pacific Command, Samuel Locke Montreal last week, just visit the Asia-Pacific region.
According to the U.S. strategic eastward shift “scenario, the U.S. will national defense and security focus on the Asia-Pacific region. (Reporter Wang Fengfeng)