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Army charts new strategy in Pacific

  • WILLIAM COLE / WCOLE@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Gen. Robert Brown, left, commander of U.S. Army Pacific; Undersecretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy; Army Vice Chief Gen. James McConville; and Lt. Gen. Eric Wesley, director of the Army Futures Command’s Futures and Concepts Center, took part Tuesday in a media roundtable at Fort Shafter.

The U.S. Army in the Pacific envisions becoming a more agile force capable of rotating thousands of mainland troops to the region on short notice and setting up temporary outposts in allied nations or on some of the 25,000 islands that surround the South China Sea to fire missiles at adversary ships and bases. Read more

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