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  •  - Chinese Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie asks Gunnery Sgt. Myron Tapio a question about the M1A1 Abrams Battle Tank

    Chinese Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie asks Gunnery Sgt. Myron Tapio a question about the M1A1 Abrams Battle Tank

    Posted: 5/9/2012 7:49:18 PM EST
    The People's Republic of China Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie (R) asks Gunnery Sgt. Myron Tapio, the battalion gunner master for 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, a question about the M1A1 Abrams Battle Tank on display at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 9, 2012. During the visit, II MEF Marines showcased several Marine Corps vehicles and equipment sets to highlight the Corps' emphasis on training and professional development and its capabilities and role in U.S. and global security. Liang and the rest of the Chinese delegation are in the midst of a tour of several military installations on the East and West Coasts at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. The purpose of these visits is to highlight the improvement of the U.S.'s capacity to cooperate in areas of mutual interest, such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and addressing non-traditional and transnational security threats and counter-piracy.
  •  - One of the general officers accompanying the People's Republic of China Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie shoulders an M4 carbine rifle during their visit to Marine Corps Base Camp

    One of the general officers accompanying the People's Republic of China Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie shoulders an M4 carbine rifle during their visit to Marine Corps Base Camp

    Posted: 5/9/2012 7:18:16 PM EST
    One of the general officers accompanying the People's Republic of China Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie, shoulders an M4 carbine rifle during their visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 9, 2012. During the visit, II MEF Marines showcased several Marine Corps vehicles and equipment sets to highlight the Corps' emphasis on training and professional development and its capabilities and role in U.S. and global security. Liang and the rest of the Chinese delegation are in the midst of a tour of several military installations on the East and West Coasts at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. The purpose of these visits is to highlight the improvement of the U.S.'s capacity to cooperate in areas of mutual interest, such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and addressing non-traditional and transnational security threats and counter-piracy. REUTERS/Cpl. Bryan Nygaard/U.S. Marines/Handout (UNITED STATES)
  •  - One of the general officers accompanying the People's Republic of China Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie shoulders an M4 carbine rifle during their visit to Marine Corps Base Camp

    One of the general officers accompanying the People's Republic of China Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie shoulders an M4 carbine rifle during their visit to Marine Corps Base Camp

    Posted: 5/9/2012 7:03:19 PM EST
    One of the general officers accompanying the People's Republic of China Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie, shoulders an M4 carbine rifle during their visit to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, May 9, 2012. During the visit, II MEF Marines showcased several Marine Corps vehicles and equipment sets to highlight the Corps' emphasis on training and professional development and its capabilities and role in U.S. and global security. Liang and the rest of the Chinese delegation are in the midst of a tour of several military installations on the East and West Coasts at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. The purpose of these visits is to highlight the improvement of the U.S.'s capacity to cooperate in areas of mutual interest, such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and addressing non-traditional and transnational security threats and counter-piracy. REUTERS/Cpl. Bryan Nygaard/U.S. Marines/Handout (UNITED STATES)
  •  - Handout photo of the China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang visiting Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

    Handout photo of the China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang visiting Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune

    Posted: 5/9/2012 3:46:04 PM EST
    China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie (2nd L) visits Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, in this May 9, 2012 handout photo. Liang and the rest of the Chinese delegation are in the midst of a tour of several military installations on the East and West Coasts at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. REUTERS/Cpl. Bryan Nygaard/USMC/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang eats lunch with Brig. Gen. Owens, the deputy commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force

    China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang eats lunch with Brig. Gen. Owens, the deputy commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force

    Posted: 5/9/2012 3:43:02 PM EST
    China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie (L) eats lunch with Brig. Gen. Christopher Owens, the deputy commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force, at the Wallace Creek Dining Facility aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolinea, in this May 9, 2012 handout photo. Liang and the rest of the Chinese delegation are in the midst of a tour of several military installations on the East and West Coasts at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. REUTERS/Cpl. Bryan Nygaard/USMC/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Handout photo of the China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang and Brig. Gen. Owens, the deputy commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force

    Handout photo of the China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang and Brig. Gen. Owens, the deputy commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force

    Posted: 5/9/2012 3:39:27 PM EST
    China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie (L) is pictured being greeted by Brig. Gen. Christopher Owens, the deputy commanding general of II Marine Expeditionary Force, upon arriving at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina in this May 9, 2012 handout photo. Liang and the rest of the Chinese delegation are in the midst of a tour of several military installations on the East and West Coasts at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. REUTERS/Cpl. Bryan Nygaard/USMC/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
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    Posted: 5/8/2012 6:20:47 PM EST
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and and China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie, not seen, speak during a joint press briefing at the Pentagon, Monday, May 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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    Posted: 5/8/2012 3:10:46 AM EST
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and and China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie, speak during a news conference at the Pentagon, Monday, May 7, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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    Posted: 5/7/2012 10:00:47 PM EST
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks during a news conference with China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie, not seen, at the Pentagon, Monday, May 7, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
  •  - U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie hold a news conference in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie hold a news conference in Washington

    Posted: 5/7/2012 6:20:58 PM EST
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (L) and China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie hold a news conference following their meeting at the Pentagon in Washington May 7, 2012. Washington and Beijing recognize that all cyber attacks on the United States cannot be attributed to China, Liang said during a visit to the Pentagon on Monday. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY)
  •  - China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie holds a news conference in Washington

    China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie holds a news conference in Washington

    Posted: 5/7/2012 6:00:42 PM EST
    China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie holds a news conference alongside U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta (not pictured) following their meeting at the Pentagon in Washington May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY HEADSHOT)
  •  - U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie hold a news conference in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie hold a news conference in Washington

    Posted: 5/7/2012 5:53:17 PM EST
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (L) and China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie hold a news conference following their meeting at the Pentagon in Washington May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
  •  - U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta listens to China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie during a news conference in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta listens to China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie during a news conference in Washington

    Posted: 5/7/2012 5:51:42 PM EST
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (L) listens to China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie during a news conference following their meeting at the Pentagon in Washington May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
  •  - U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie hold a news conference in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie hold a news conference in Washington

    Posted: 5/7/2012 5:45:02 PM EST
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (L) and China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie hold a news conference following their meeting at the Pentagon in Washington May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
  •  - U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie hold a news conference in Washington

    U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta and China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie hold a news conference in Washington

    Posted: 5/7/2012 5:43:24 PM EST
    U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta (L) and China's Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie hold a news conference following their meeting at the Pentagon in Washington May 7, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
  •  - Handout photo of Chinese Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie greeting Aviation Machinist?s Mate 1st Class Jesse Blair, an engineer assigned to Assault Craft Unit 1, in San Diego,

    Handout photo of Chinese Minister of National Defense Gen. Liang Guanglie greeting Aviation Machinist?s Mate 1st Class Jesse Blair, an engineer assigned to Assault Craft Unit 1, in San Diego,

    Posted: 5/7/2012 2:56:25 PM EST
    Chinese Minister of National Defense General Liang Guanglie greets Aviation Machinist?s Mate 1st Class Jesse Blair, an engineer assigned to Assault Craft Unit 1, in San Diego, CA in this May 5, 2012 handout photo obtained by Reuters May 7, 2012. Gen. Liang and his delegation are visiting military bases on both the east and west coasts. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout. (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
  •  - Vice Admiral Hunt discusses humanitarian assistance efforts conducted by the U.S. Navy with Chinese Minister of National Defense General Guanglie in San Diego

    Vice Admiral Hunt discusses humanitarian assistance efforts conducted by the U.S. Navy with Chinese Minister of National Defense General Guanglie in San Diego

    Posted: 5/6/2012 12:38:31 PM EST
    Vice Admiral Richard W. Hunt, Commander Naval Surface Forces, discusses humanitarian assistance efforts conducted by the U.S. Navy with Chinese Minister of National Defense General Liang Guanglie during a visit to the Naval Amphibious Base Coronado, in San Diego, California, May 5, 2012. General Liang and his delegation are visiting military bases on both the east and west coasts. The visits emphasize the importance of improving our capacities to cooperate in areas of mutual interest, such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and counter-piracy. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/LT Rick Chernitzer/Handout (UNITED STATES - Tags: MARITIME POLITICS MILITARY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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    Posted: 5/1/2012 2:00:47 PM EST
    A protester shouts slogans during a brief rally at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines Monday, April 30, 2012, to protest the upcoming bilateral talks in Washington D.C. between the top foreign affairs and national defense chiefs of the Philippines and the United States. The sign at right reads "Boot Out US Troops Now!" (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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    Posted: 4/12/2012 1:20:51 PM EST
    FILE -- In a Feb. 7, 2012 file photo Navy Adm. Bill McRaven, commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command, addresses the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), in Washington. McRaven is mapping out a potential Afghan war plan that would replace thousands of U.S. troops with small special operations teams paired with Afghans, to help an inexperienced Afghan force withstand a Taliban onslaught as U.S. troops withdraw. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak/file)
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    Posted: 4/11/2012 8:25:47 AM EST
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta meets with Afghanistan's Minister of National Defense Abdul Rahim Wardak, Tuesday, April 10, 2012, at the Pentagon. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)