Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. David Herndon provided the following reading:
Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Dr. Colin Kahl led a high-level delegation to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the annual Joint Military Dialogue (JMD) with the UAE Co-Chair, Vice Chief of the defense, Lieutenant-General Eisa al Mazrouie, 21 November. The JMD is the primary bilateral defense forum for advancing the defense partnership between the United States and the United Arab Emirates.
The delegations discussed a wide range of regional and defense issues, including regional security threats, as well as strengthening cooperation on counter-terrorism, maritime security, and air and missile defence. Specific discussions focused on the United States’ overall defense strategy and cooperation on emerging capabilities.
Under Secretary Kahl reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to a strong bilateral defense relationship. Both parties agreed on the importance of the strategic partnership between the United States and the United Arab Emirates, based on shared interests and priorities.