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Pacific Army exercise is planned for South China Sea

  • STAFF SGT. JUSTIN SILVERS / U.S. ARMY PACIFIC PUBLIC AFFAIRS
                                Friends, family and fellow Soldiers bid farewell to the outgoing commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, Gen. Robert B. Brown, during a farewell ceremony at historic Palm Circle at Fort Shafter. In a final interview, the general emphasized the Army’s changing role in the Pacific to defend against new threats, such as China’s modern DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles.

    STAFF SGT. JUSTIN SILVERS / U.S. ARMY PACIFIC PUBLIC AFFAIRS

    Friends, family and fellow Soldiers bid farewell to the outgoing commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, Gen. Robert B. Brown, during a farewell ceremony at historic Palm Circle at Fort Shafter. In a final interview, the general emphasized the Army’s changing role in the Pacific to defend against new threats, such as China’s modern DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Chinese military vehicles carrying DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles, potentially capable of sinking a U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in a single strike, drive past Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, in Beijing on Sept. 3, 2015.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS

    Chinese military vehicles carrying DF-21D anti-ship ballistic missiles, potentially capable of sinking a U.S. Nimitz-class aircraft carrier in a single strike, drive past Tiananmen Gate during a military parade to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, in Beijing on Sept. 3, 2015.

About a year from now, the Army plans to practice rapidly deploying 8,000 to 10,000 soldiers from the mainland through Western Pacific islands and into nations around the East and South China Seas for training that will send a message to China. Read more

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