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US presses Asia 'pivot' with Singapore PM

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The United States said Monday that it anticipated further military cooperation with Singapore as Washington presses forward its strategy of putting a greater focus on dispute-ridden Asia. 

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel (L) greets Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong before they walk past a US Military Honor Guard Cordon on their way to private meetings April 1, 2013, at the Pentagon, in Washington, DC.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, kicking off a visit to Washington, spoke to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel about his views on resolving territorial issues in the South and East China Seas, the Pentagon said.

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