WASHINGTON--Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. hosted Chairman of the Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Park Han-ki and Japanese Chief of Staff Adm. Katsutoshi Kawano for a meeting today at the Pentagon in Washington D.C.
U.S. Indo-Pacific Command commander Adm. Philip S. Davidson, U.S. Forces Korea commander Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, and U.S. Forces Japan commander Lt. Gen. Jerry P. Martinez also joined Gen. Dunford for the meeting.
The senior-most U.S., ROK, and Japanese military officers last met in May 2018 and have met seven times since July 2014. This session featured discussions on multilateral cooperation that ensures readiness to respond to any regional contingency and promotes long-term peace and stability in northeast Asia and the Indo-Pacific.
Gen. Dunford reaffirmed the ironclad commitment of the U.S. to defend both the ROK and Japan, if called upon, and to provide deterrence guaranteed by the full spectrum of U.S. military capabilities.
The senior military leaders agreed to continue working together to address mutual security issues and increase multilateral cooperation in order to enhance peace and stability in the region.
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