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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) listens to Lieutenant-General Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of the general staff of the People's Liberation Army, during the start of their meeting in Singapore May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) listens to Lieutenant-General Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of the general staff of the People's Liberation Army, during the start of their meeting in Singapore May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) listens to Lieutenant-General Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of the general staff of the People's Liberation Army, during the start of their meeting in Singapore May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool
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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) listens to Lieutenant-General Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of the general staff of the People's Liberation Army, during the start of their meeting in Singapore May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) listens to Lieutenant-General Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of the general staff of the People's Liberation Army, during the start of their meeting in Singapore May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool...more

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) listens to Lieutenant-General Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of the general staff of the People's Liberation Army, during the start of their meeting in Singapore May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool
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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) talks with Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera as they wait for South Korea's Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin to arrive to begin their meeting in Singapore May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) talks with Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera as they wait for South Korea's Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin to arrive to begin their meeting in Singapore May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool...more

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L) talks with Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera as they wait for South Korea's Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin to arrive to begin their meeting in Singapore May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool
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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L), South Korea's Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin and Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera (C) shake hands before the start of their group meeting in Singapore, May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L), South Korea's Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin and Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera (C) shake hands before the start of their group meeting in Singapore, May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez...more

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (L), South Korea's Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin and Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera (C) shake hands before the start of their group meeting in Singapore, May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool
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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (C), South Korea's Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin (3rd R), Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera (2nd L) and other members of their delegations attend a joint meeting in Singapore May 31, 2014.   REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (C), South Korea's Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin (3rd R), Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera (2nd L) and other members of their delegations attend a joint meeting in Singapore May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo...more

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (C), South Korea's Defense Minister Kim Kwan-jin (3rd R), Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera (2nd L) and other members of their delegations attend a joint meeting in Singapore May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Pool
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