torsdag 31. mai 2018

US admiral says China is Asia's biggest long-term threat

The US admiral expected to become the country's next ambassador to South Korea says North Korea remains the most imminent threat to peace in the Pacific but China's "dream of hegemony" is Washington's biggest long-term challenge. Adm. Harry Harris spoke Wednesday as he turned over the reins of the US Pacific Command to Adm. Phil Davidson at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in a ceremony that also announced the rebranding of US military assets in the region to the US Indo-Pacific Command. Harris, who has been at the helm of the most expansive US military command for three years, hammered home points he's made repeatedly during his term.