Top military leaders of US, Japan and S Korea meet in Hawaii

Top military leadership of the US, Japan and S Korea have met in Hawaii to discuss the evolving security environment in the Asia Pacific region and exchange views on regional security issues, the Pentagon said.

Washington: Top military leadership of the US, Japan and S Korea have met in Hawaii to discuss the evolving security environment in the Asia Pacific region and exchange views on regional security issues, the Pentagon said.

The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Martin Dempsey yesterday hosted his counterparts Adm Choi Yoon-Hee, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff of South Korea, and Gen Shigeru Iwasaki, Chief of Joint Staff, Japan Self-Defence Forces.

"The chiefs of defence discussed the evolving security environment, in particular the enduring North Korea nuclear and missile threat, as well as ways to promote peace and stability in the region," the Pentagon said.

The meeting comes just after the start of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise, the international maritime exercise taking place in and around the Hawaiian Islands.

All three nations` militaries are participating in the RIMPAC.

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