Hagel Opens Door To Army Asia-Pacific Missions: Missiles, Artillery, Air Defense

By Sebastian Sprenger / October 15, 2014 at 5:45 PM
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has proposed that the Army could "broaden" its role in the Asia-Pacific region by employing precision missiles and air-defense weapons there. Those classes of arms could help harden U.S. installations, enable "greater mobility" of Navy missile-defense destroyers and defend critical shipping lanes, Hagel said in an Oct. 15 speech at the Association of the United States Army's annual convention in Washington. The tack, which Hagel said is "worthy of consideration," differs from the mostly non-kinetic role...

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