US to maintain edge in Asia-Pacific


WASHINGTON – Adm. Samuel Locklear, head of the US Pacific Command, said America will continue to build and buy the most advanced defensive and offensive military weapons systems to maintain its edge in the Indo-Asia Pacific, which he described as the most militarized region in the world.

He said there were now many weapons developers in the world including China, and America’s unrivaled  superiority after World War II was being challenged by the rapid technological advancement of warfare capabilities and the proliferation of these capabilities.

“That’s not something to be afraid of; it’s just to be pragmatic about it,” he told a Pentagon press conference on Thursday.

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