Defense Secretary Hagel kicks off Asia meeting in Hawaii


Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is in Hawaii Thursday for a conference with other world military leaders.

Hagel is hosting the Association of Southeast Asian Nations meeting on Oahu to discuss Asia-Pacific relations.

The group will be touching on issues including disaster relief and security in the Asia-Pacific region.

This will be the first time the meeting has been held in the United States.

The meeting is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The group is expected to tour Ford Island and Joint base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, as well as several other events around the island while they are here.

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