US Navy Pacific fleet commander Admiral Samuel J. Paparo told New Zealand media that the US was strengthening its presence in the region amid ‘concerning actions’ by China. Photo: Handout
US Navy Pacific fleet commander Admiral Samuel J. Paparo told New Zealand media that the US was strengthening its presence in the region amid ‘concerning actions’ by China. Photo: Handout
New Zealand

Navy official admits US ‘neglected’ South Pacific as Five Eyes intelligence alliance secretly meets in New Zealand

  • US Navy Pacific fleet commander Admiral Samuel J. Paparo said Washington was now ‘engaging more deeply’ with the region after its past neglect
  • His remarks to local media came as representatives of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance have been quietly meeting in New Zealand’s South Island

US Navy Pacific fleet commander Admiral Samuel J. Paparo told New Zealand media that the US was strengthening its presence in the region amid ‘concerning actions’ by China. Photo: Handout
US Navy Pacific fleet commander Admiral Samuel J. Paparo told New Zealand media that the US was strengthening its presence in the region amid ‘concerning actions’ by China. Photo: Handout
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