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Office of Defense Attaché

As the senior military office in country, the Office of Defense Attache (DAO) assists in coordinating the implementation of U.S. military policy and represents the interests of the Secretary of Defense, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command, and the Service Chiefs.  The DAO is consequently responsible for analyzing and reporting military developments in Vietnam in the context of evolving global and regional security conditions in order to inform the evolution of military policy towards Vietnam and Southeast Asia.  The DAO also coordinates all security cooperation activities between the U.S. military and those of Vietnam in both bi-lateral and multilateral fora and in all spheres of military activity.