U.S. Indo-Pacific Command is seeking $4.68 billion in the upcoming fiscal year for the year-old Pacific Deterrence Initiative, USNI News has learned. Read More
When the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN-68) pulls into its homeport at Bremerton, Wash., in the coming days, the ship and crew will mark the end of a deployment cycle away from home stretching some 341 days – not quite a record-setter, but still one for the history books. Read More
The following is the recently released and declassified U.S. Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific and a statement from National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien. Read More
U.S. Indo-Pacific Command’s priorities are paving the way for it to pursue goals laid out in the Navy’s new Navigation Plan, the combatant command’s chief said Tuesday. Read More
China on Thursday expressed its objections to talks between the United States and Taiwan, according to a Thursday statement from the People’s Liberation Army. Read More
The U.S. Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard say they need to begin acting more assertively to push back against gray-zone operations China is already conducting today. That means having more forward forces to deter, to document malign behaviors and to support partners as they protect their territory, according to service leaders.
The head of the Navy’s forces in the Pacific has been tapped to lead U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, according to a Thursday Pentagon announcement. Read More
U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. John Aquilino is slated to be nominated to serve as the next chief of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, USNI News has learned. Read More
This post has been updated to include additional comments from Secretary Braithwaite and a subsequent statement from a Navy spokesman.
Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite called for the Navy to establish a new numbered fleet closer to the border of the Indian and Pacific Oceans – perhaps out of Singapore – to more fully address the naval challenges in the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command area of the world. Read More