Presumptive new INDOPACOM boss on China's massive navy: 'We are not overmatched'

By Jason Sherman / February 7, 2024 at 2:53 PM
China's naval forces -- the largest in the world, including a battle force of more than 370 ships and submarines -- cannot "overmatch" the U.S. Navy's 292-ship fleet, the presumptive new head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command assessed, while also cautioning the pace of Beijing's warship buildup is on a "concerning trajectory." Adm. Samuel Paparo, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander nominated to replace retiring Adm. John Acquilino, further warned there is “no holiday” between now and when Beijing could potentially attack...

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