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Senior Army leaders in the Pacific and Indian Ocean region met last week in Bangkok, Thailand, for two conferences centered on the theme, “Impacts of Transformation on the Asia-Pacific Security Environment,” U.S. Army officials reported.

For the Pacific Armies Chiefs Conference, the Army chiefs of staff and equivalents from 20 countries met to discuss military-to-military cooperation and to strengthen ties in the region, according to an Army statement.

Army officers and security officials from 40 nations also met for the Pacific Armies Management Seminar.

U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker spoke at both events, the statements said. Other speakers included Gen. Prawit Wongsuwon, commander-in-chief, Royal Thai army; Lt. Gen. John M. Brown III, commander of U.S. Army Pacific; and Lt. Gen. John M. Curran, deputy commanding general of Futures, U.S. Training and Doctrine Command.


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