SERAMBINEWS.COM, HALIFAX – China’s threat in the Indo-Pacific region, especially the South China Sea is increasing.
The head of US Indo-Pacific Command says the United States and its allies need to operate bigger
reported by AP, Sunday (11/21/2021), Admiral John C. Aquilino reaffirmed the US commitment to achieve a free and open Indo-Pacific region.
He made the remarks during a meeting with allies at the Halifax International Security Forum.
“Look at what the Chinese are saying,” he said.
“Chinese President Xi Jinping has assigned his troops to be at the level of military equality with the United States by 2027,” he added.
“Those are his words,” Aquilino said in a meeting with reporters.
Aquilino said the US and its allies needed to cooperate more frequently in international waters.
With the aim of establishing interoperability, so that they can operate together quickly if needed.
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“We need to deliver capabilities faster and faster,” he said