• Adm. Luigi Binelli Mantelli, chief of Italy's defense staff, renders honors during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 24, 2014.

    Italian defense chief honors America's fallen

    Adm. Luigi Binelli Mantelli, chief of Italy's defense staff, renders honors during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 24, 2014.

  • Adm. Luigi Binelli Mantelli, chief of Italy's defense staff, prepares to lay a wreath during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony accompanied by Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 24, 2014.

    Italian defense chief honors America's fallen

    Adm. Luigi Binelli Mantelli, chief of Italy's defense staff, prepares to lay a wreath during an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony accompanied by Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general...

  • Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan (left), U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, walks with Adm. Luigi Binelli Mantelli (right), chief of Italy's defense staff at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 24, 2014.

    Italian defense chief honors America's fallen

    Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan (left), U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, walks with Adm. Luigi Binelli Mantelli (right), chief of Italy's defense staff at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 24, 2014.

  • Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, shakes hands with Adm. Luigi Binelli Mantelli, chief of Italy's defense staff at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 24, 2014.

    Italian defense chief honors America's fallen

    Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, shakes hands with Adm. Luigi Binelli Mantelli, chief of Italy's defense staff at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., June 24, 2014.

ARLINGTON, Va. (June 24, 2014) -- Adm. Luigi Binelli Mantelli, chief of Italy's defense staff, participated in an Armed Forces Full Honors Wreath Laying ceremony with Maj. Gen Jeffery S. Buchanan, U.S. Army Military District of Washington commanding general, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery.

Following the wreath laying ceremony Mantelli met with Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon to discuss matters of mutual interest to both nations.

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