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Hagel Prepares for Week Focused on Asia

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is preparing for a week of meetings that highlight the U.S. pivot to Asia. Starting Tuesday, he hosts defense ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, in Hawaii before traveling to Japan and China. The U.S. has labeled some of the Chinese actions in disputed waters off its eastern and southern coasts as provocative. These are Chinese military training exercises in the East China Sea -- as seen in video supplied by China to...

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