Former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel gives opening remarks at the Law of the Sea Symposium hosted by The PEW Charitable Trusts and the Atlantic Council at the Williard Continental Hotel in Washington, D.C. on May 9, 2012. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff were the keynote speakers. The Law of the Sea Treaty was established to provide a comprehensive set of rules governing the oceans and regulations and laws to control pollution of the marine environment.
(DOD Photo By:U.S. Army Staff Sgt Sun L. Vega)