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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

General Visits Pentagon

WASHINGTON -- The chief of the Russian general staff paid a visit Thursday to the Pentagon, where he met with General Henry Shelton, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Defense Department said.

General Anatoly Kvashnin, who also holds the post of first deputy defense minister, stopped at the Pentagon at the end of a tour of U.S. military facilities, a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs said.

He visited the U.S. Pacific Command's headquarters in Hawaii; Nellis Air Force Base near Las Vegas; the Army's National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California; and the naval base at Jacksonville, Florida, where he boarded the carrier USS John F. Kennedy.