2026 target for INDOPACOM's No. 1 priority, Guam Defense System, appears to be slipping

By Jason Sherman / December 5, 2021 at 4:57 PM
SIMI VALLEY, CA -- The gambit to deliver Guam a new air and missile defense system by 2026 -- U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's No. 1 unfunded priority which the Pentagon is still working to define and Congress has not fully funded -- appears no longer achievable, with a new target date set to be identified in the fiscal year 2023 budget request. Adm. John Aquilino, head of INDOPACOM, backed off the explicit 2026 target date -- which his predecessor repeatedly said...

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