Braithwaite calls for Navy to stand up new fleet in Indian, Pacific Ocean

By Aidan Quigley / November 17, 2020 at 2:20 PM
Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite announced Tuesday that he wants to create a new 1st Fleet that would be based "in the crossroads between the Indian and Pacific Ocean." Braithwaite said at a virtual symposium hosted by the Naval Submarine League that he believed the Navy needed the new fleet to face the growing threat presented by China. "If we really want to have an INDOPACOM footprint, we can’t just rely on the 7th Fleet in Japan," he said. "We have...

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