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U.S. adding firepower and outreach in Pacific to counter China

  • U.S. MARINE CORPS / SEPT. 26
                                At the annual Chamber of Commerce Hawaii military partnership conference Thursday, Maj. Gen. John “Pete” Johnson, deputy commander of U.S. Army Pacific, said the Army generates goodwill and promotes a free and open Indo- Pacific through its Pacific Pathways deployments that send soldiers out to train in and with partner nations for five months at a time. Above, U.S. Marines with Law Enforcement Detachment conduct live-fire pistol marksmanship training alongside local Palauan law enforcement agencies at Ngaremlengui Pistol Range in Palau.

    U.S. MARINE CORPS / SEPT. 26

    At the annual Chamber of Commerce Hawaii military partnership conference Thursday, Maj. Gen. John “Pete” Johnson, deputy commander of U.S. Army Pacific, said the Army generates goodwill and promotes a free and open Indo- Pacific through its Pacific Pathways deployments that send soldiers out to train in and with partner nations for five months at a time. Above, U.S. Marines with Law Enforcement Detachment conduct live-fire pistol marksmanship training alongside local Palauan law enforcement agencies at Ngaremlengui Pistol Range in Palau.

While America’s attention was firmly fixed on Iran, China had a large fishing fleet operating illegally in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone protected by China’s coast guard, said Rear Adm. Ken Whitesell, deputy commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet. Read more

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