US Defence Secretary Ash Carter makes a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in port in San Diego, California. Photo: Kyodo US Defence Secretary Ash Carter makes a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in port in San Diego, California. Photo: Kyodo
US Defence Secretary Ash Carter makes a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in port in San Diego, California. Photo: Kyodo

US defence chief Ash Carter vows to sharpen ‘military edge’ in Asia with more lethal subs and undersea drones

The Pentagon chief described what he called the next phase of a US pivot to Asia – a rebalancing of American security commitments after years of heavy focus on the Middle East

US Defence Secretary Ash Carter makes a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in port in San Diego, California. Photo: Kyodo US Defence Secretary Ash Carter makes a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in port in San Diego, California. Photo: Kyodo
US Defence Secretary Ash Carter makes a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in port in San Diego, California. Photo: Kyodo
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