DOD eyes stepping up Army presence in Pacific, 'Get the Chinese's attention'

By Jason Sherman / December 14, 2021 at 5:33 PM
SIMI VALLEY, CA -- The Defense Department is eyeing increased Army deployments across the Indo-Pacific in a gambit to put boots on the ground -- rotating in and out of different countries -- for as many as six months a year to demonstrate a commitment to the region and create conditions for increased access in the event of a crisis with China. A senior defense official, speaking on the sidelines of the Reagan National Defense Forum here on Dec. 4,...

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