US Navy plans to raise new fleet in Indo Pacific, says top US official
The U.S. Navy gets very serious about containing China...
“We have to look to our other allies and partners like Singapore, like India, and actually put a numbered fleet where it would be extremely relevant if, God forbid, we were to ever get in any kind of a dust-up,” Mr Braithwaite said.
“More importantly, it can provide a much more formidable deterrence,” he added.
“So we’re going to create the First Fleet,” he said. “And we’re going to put it, if not Singapore right out of the chocks, we’re going to look to make it more expeditionary-oriented and move it across the Pacific until it is where our allies and partners see that it could best assist them as well as to assist us.”
Nations around the Pacific and around the globe need to assist in pushing back Beijing militarily and economically for deterrence to work, he stressed."
The Secretary of the US Navy said an additional fleet will beef up deterrence against China.. Read more at straitstimes.com.