The four-star commander of U.S. Pacific Command acknowledged some pretty startling facts at a Naval conference.
Here are some key points from the article, PACOM chief: Uncontested U.S. control of Pacific is ending.
First, the Admiral admitted the U.S. will no longer be dominant in certain instances.
“We need to think about all scenarios, not just the ones we’ve been dealing with over the last several years where we’ve enjoyed basic air superiority and basic sea superiority. There are places in the world where in this century we won’t have them.”
And he made the argument, as best as I’ve seen, as to why we must stay engaged there.
“For one thing, the region “from Hollywood to Bollywood” is “the economic engine that drives the global economy,” he said. “The region also is becoming increasingly militarized and has no NATO-like security structure to prevent conflicts. And the rise of China’s military spending and capability is upending the status quo that took root after World War II.”
Go read the whole article. It’s well worth the read. Here’s the link again: PACOM chief: Uncontested U.S. control of Pacific is ending.
And as always, I would love to hear any of your all’s thoughts about it.
Keep the faith,
Stan R. Mitchell
Oak Ridge, Tenn.
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