Here’s some more news about our build up and shifting focus in regards to the threat (or perceived threat) from China.
Best two quotes from the story (or worst two, depending on your perspective):
- The Dept of Defense needs to “invest in new technologies that will help us build a stronger power projection” in the Pacific region, said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
- “We have a strong presence now in the Pacific, but we’ll continue to strengthen presence over the next five to 10 years,” Panetta said.
So, it seems we’ve only got 330,000 troops in the Pacific (note my satire), so we’ll be shifting more. And besides encouraging countries in the area to build up their forces, we’ll probably also be entering new alliances — like with Vietnam.
All of this begs the same questions I had back in March.
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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