A Secret Service agent guards his post on the roof of the White House as a lamp post is adorned with Chinese and US national flags. The Pentagon’s move to counter China in the Indo-Pacific is certain to vex Beijing. Photo: AFP

US Army aiming to counter Chinese ‘threat’ with Indo-Pacific security expansion, top official says

  • Task forces to be set up in the Indo-Pacific will focus on non-conventional warfare realms such as cyberspace over the next two years
  • Aim is to counter China’s military activities in the region and bolster alliances with regional partners, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy says
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A Secret Service agent guards his post on the roof of the White House as a lamp post is adorned with Chinese and US national flags. The Pentagon’s move to counter China in the Indo-Pacific is certain to vex Beijing. Photo: AFP
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Owen Churchill

Owen Churchill

Owen joined the Post as US correspondent in 2018 after several years working as a reporter and editor in China. He covers US-China relations, trade, and wider issues concerning China's global presence. A co-founder of the Shanghai-based news outlet Sixth Tone, he is an alumnus of London's School of Oriental and African Studies and Fudan University in Shanghai.