Panetta Heads to Shangri-La

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, left, conducts a press briefing with Chinese Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie at the Pentagon May 7, 2012. (DoD Photo)

Defense News Pentagon Correspondent Marcus Weisgerber will be traveling with U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to the 11th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore this week.

In case you’re not familiar with the Asian defense minister’s summit, it is sponsored by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a British think tank, and is attended by defense leaders from around the world. Here is the summit’s official website.

It’s no surprise that Panetta’s schedule at the dialogue if hefty and includes meetings with leaders from Singapore, Japan, South Korea and Australia,  just to name a few.

Panetta’s trip to the Pacific also includes stops in Hawaii, Vietnam and India.

Keep up with the latest from Panetta’s travels with Intercepts, a new hub for the latest defense acquisition, policy and budget news items.

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