US Will ‘Sharpen Military Edge’ in Asia Pacific

The US has promised to “sharpen its military edge” in Asia Pacific in order to remain the dominant power in a region feeling the effects of China’s rising military might, defense secretary Ash Carter said.

Carter made the pledge on Thursday in a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in San Diego.

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.


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