US Navy plans to raise new fleet in Indo Pacific, says top US official

WASHINGTON — The Secretary of the United States Navy has called for the Navy to establish a new fleet closer to the intersect of the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
“We can’t just rely on the Seventh Fleet in Japan,” Mr Kenneth Braithwaite said on Tuesday (Nov 17) at the Naval Submarine League’s annual symposium, held virtually.
His remarks were reported in USNI News, the journal of the US Naval Institute.

“We want to stand up a new numbered fleet,” he said. “And we want to put that numbered fleet in the crossroads between the Indian and the Pacific Oceans, and we’re really going to have an Indo-Pacom footprint.”
“We have to look to our other allies and partners like Singapore, …

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