New Weapons For 'Robust' U.S. Role In Asia

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  1. A.V.

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    Moscow, russia
    SINGAPORE - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates on June 4 vowed the U.S. military would maintain a "robust" presence across Asia that includes new high-tech weaponry to protect allies and safeguard shipping lanes.

    Seeking to reassure Asian countries mindful of China's growing power and Washington's fiscal troubles, Gates told a security conference in Singapore that Washington's commitment to the region would not be scaled back.

    Instead, the U.S. military would expand its presence, sharing facilities with Australia in the Indian Ocean and deploying new littoral combat ships (LCS) to Singapore where it has regular access to naval facilities, he said.

    Gates: New Weapons For 'Robust' U.S. Role In Asia - Defense News

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