DOD Official: Syria Crisis No Obstacle For Asia-Rebalance Effort

By Christopher J. Castelli / September 5, 2013 at 9:14 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was juggling the Syria crisis by night and Asian security issues by day on his recent trip to Southeast Asia, but widespread concern about Syria's chemical weapons and the looming prospect of a U.S. military response has not given the Pentagon pause about the degree to which it can continue to shift its attention toward Asia, a senior defense official said today. "I don't know when he slept," acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and...

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