Aquilino: Indo-Pacific conflict 'is not inevitable'

By Linda Hersey / April 18, 2023 at 1:45 PM
China's expansion and modernization of its nuclear arsenal poses a growing risk to security in the Indo-Pacific region, U.S. military leaders told the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday. “Conflict in the Indo-Pacific is not inevitable. But we cannot rest on past accomplishments to secure a peaceful future,” Navy Adm. John Aquilino, commander of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, testified at a hearing on U.S. military posture in the region. Aquilino and other defense leaders discussed the challenges that China’s buildup of its...

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