November 15, 2019
SEOUL - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley hosted a trilateral video teleconference with Chairman of the Republic of Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Hanki Park, and Japanese Chief of Staff, Joint Staff Gen. Koji Yamazaki today in Seoul.
U.S. Indo-Pacific Command commander Adm. Philip S. Davidson, U.S. Forces Korea commander Gen. Robert B. Abrams, and U.S. Forces Japan commander Lt. Gen. Kevin B. Schneider also participated in the video teleconference.
The senior-most U.S., ROK, and Japanese military officers last met in October 2019 in Washington. 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.
Gen. Milley reaffirmed the ironclad commitment of the U.S. to defend both the ROK and Japan if called upon and to provide extended 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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