US Navy to be ‘more assertive’ in countering China in Pacific

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — The US military warned Thursday its warships would be “more assertive” in responding to violations of international law, citing in particular Beijing, which has expansionist ambitions in the South China Sea. In a document setting objectives for the US Navy, Marines and Coast Guard for the coming years, the Pentagon stressed that several countries, notably Russia and China, “are contesting the balance of power in key regions and seeking to […]

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