China features in the 2021 objectives for the US Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. Photo: EPA-EFE
China features in the 2021 objectives for the US Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. Photo: EPA-EFE

US-China tension: Pentagon’s 2021 maritime strategy has Beijing’s South China Sea activities in its sights

  • Document sets objectives for the US Navy, Marines and Coast Guard, saying hopes had faded that China and Russia would become responsible leaders
  • American naval forces expected to be more visible in the Pacific and will ‘detect and document our rivals’ actions’

China features in the 2021 objectives for the US Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. Photo: EPA-EFE
China features in the 2021 objectives for the US Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. Photo: EPA-EFE
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