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PacNet #22A – Sustaining the U.S. Commitment in Asia

The following is an excerpt from Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz’s remarks at the IISS "Second Asia Security Conference: The Shangri-La Dialogue" in Singapore on May 31, 2003.) The Pacific region today is truly peaceful – that is to say pacific – for one of the first times in its history. We must work to sustain that achievement as the region undergoes what are likely to be major changes in the first decades of the 21st century.