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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera pose for a photo before the start of their meeting Saturday, May 31, 2014 in Singapore. Hagel traveled to Singapore to attend the 13th Asia Security Summit. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, with Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera pose for a photo before the start of their meeting Saturday, May 31, 2014 in Singapore. Hagel traveled to Singapore to attend the 13th Asia Security Summit. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool)

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