US, Singapore advance defense ties

In a significant development at the Pentagon, Assistant Secretary of Defense Ely Ratner and Singapore’s Deputy Secretary for Policy Frederick Choo conducted the 9th U.S.-Singapore Mid-Term Defense Review. The meeting underscored the advancement of defense collaboration between the two nations. Key discussions focused on bilateral defense initiatives, including force posture and advanced air-to-air training, with a mutual agreement to enhance collaboration in maritime awareness and emerging technologies. Both officials emphasized their commitment to the Indo-Pacific’s security and prosperity, reflecting on the deep-rooted defense partnership’s alignment with shared principles. Deputy Secretary Choo also held talks with Acting Under Secretary Sasha Baker, further highlighting the close defense cooperation.–News Desk