The US navy secretary said a fleet was needed “where it would be extremely relevant if, God forbid, we were to ever to get in any kind of a dust-up”. Photo: AFP/US Navy The US navy secretary said a fleet was needed “where it would be extremely relevant if, God forbid, we were to ever to get in any kind of a dust-up”. Photo: AFP/US Navy
The US navy secretary said a fleet was needed “where it would be extremely relevant if, God forbid, we were to ever to get in any kind of a dust-up”. Photo: AFP/US Navy

New US Indo-Pacific fleet ‘would be akin to grabbing China by the throat’, analyst says

  • US navy secretary has called for a new command to be formed ‘in the crossroads between the Indian and Pacific oceans’
  • But it could hurt Beijing’s growing interests in the region as it would cover key trade routes, according to military expert

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The US navy secretary said a fleet was needed “where it would be extremely relevant if, God forbid, we were to ever to get in any kind of a dust-up”. Photo: AFP/US Navy The US navy secretary said a fleet was needed “where it would be extremely relevant if, God forbid, we were to ever to get in any kind of a dust-up”. Photo: AFP/US Navy
The US navy secretary said a fleet was needed “where it would be extremely relevant if, God forbid, we were to ever to get in any kind of a dust-up”. Photo: AFP/US Navy
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