Del Toro's strategic guidance warns of China threat, supports modernization

By Aidan Quigley / October 8, 2021 at 11:19 AM
Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro echoed familiar themes in his first strategic guidance released today , identifying countering China as the service’s top priority while also stating he is focused on improving the Navy’s culture and working to address climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. The service must expand its forward presence, improve readiness, modernize the fleet and confront climate change, Del Toro wrote. The document is the principal guidance for the Navy. It aligns Chief of Naval Operations Adm...

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