Leaders Detail U.S. Advantage in Indo-Pacific

Foundational to U.S. strategic and integrated deterrence in the Indo-Pacific region is its network of allies and partners. It’s an asymmetric advantage that China doesn’t have, said Navy Adm. John C. Aquilino, commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, in testimony today at a House Armed Services Committee hearing.

In addition to the five treaty allies of the U.S. — Japan, Korea, Australia, the Philippines and Thailand — there are numerous partner nations in the region, he said.

The Defense Department’s approach is to engage with regional partners. “We are like-minded nations with common values. We have people-to-people ties, and that’s beyond […]

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