INDOPACOM needs 'persistent stare,' quality targeting to deter China; means to 'blind' and kill

By Jason Sherman / February 1, 2024 at 5:53 PM
The presumptive new head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command -- whose tenure, if confirmed, could extend to the cusp of a 2027 centennial celebration of the founding of China’s armed forces and a potential move by Beijing to take Taiwan by force -- today outlined for Congress new capabilities needed for decision superiority to "blind, see and kill" adversary forces. Adm. Samuel Paparo, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander nominated to replace retiring Adm. John Acquilino, described capability gaps in U.S. forces...

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