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Pentagon: US should enhance Asia-Pacific military role

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pentagon: US should enhance Asia-Pacific military role


US defense secretary Leon Panetta said America needs to increase its military role in the Asian Pacific, restating Washington's concern over the reality of China’s rapidly developing military influence.

"That reality is inescapable for our country and for our military, which has already begun broadening and deepening our engagement throughout the Asia-Pacific," Panetta said.

On the eve of an international peace summit scheduled to kick off in Singapore on June 1, Panetta addressed graduates of the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. The defense secretary called the Asia-Pacific one of the “key projects” for future American mariners. .... MORE

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URL: http://www.rt.com/news/us-military-pacific-panetta-570/

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