Articles from ARMY Magazine, Headline News, and AUSA News on the U.S. Army and other U.S. Military forces in the Pacific

Army Growing Relationships in Indo-Pacific

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Army Growing Relationships in Indo-Pacific

The Army is increasing its presence and partnerships in the Indo-Pacific as the U.S. works to compete with and deter China, the commander of U.S. Army Pacific said.

Speaking at the recent Maneuver Warfighter Conference at Fort Benning, Georgia, Gen. Charles Flynn said the Army must spend more time with its partners and allies, learning and training in the tough environments found in the vast, diverse region.

Partners are Army’s Indo-Pacific Focus

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Partners are Army’s Indo-Pacific Focus

From boots on the ground to stronger relationships with partners and allies, the Army is working hard to deter conflict in the Indo-Pacific region, the service’s senior leaders said.

“It’s important for us to be able to walk and chew gum,” Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said as she described how the Army is staying focused on the Indo-Pacific while also responding to the crisis in Eastern Europe.

Register Now for AUSA’s LANPAC Symposium

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Register Now for AUSA’s LANPAC Symposium

Registration is now open for the Association of the U.S. Army’s LANPAC Symposium & Exposition in Hawaii.

The in-person three-day event, an international symposium and exhibition dedicated to land forces in the Indo-Pacific, is back after a two-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year’s event will take place May 17–19 at the Sheraton Waikiki in Honolulu, and it will feature leaders from the U.S. Army and partner armies in the Indo-Pacific and government and industry representatives.

Wormuth: Army ‘Stepping Up’ to Indo-Pacific Challenges

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Wormuth: Army ‘Stepping Up’ to Indo-Pacific Challenges

From its strong relationships with partners and allies to its ability to set the theater, the Army has a critical role as the U.S. works to deter and compete with China, Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said.

“The reality is that competing militarily and strengthening deterrence in the Indo-Pacific is a joint undertaking, and certainly any potential military conflict with China would require the entire joint force,” she said. 

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has called China the military’s “pacing challenge,” and it’s a fitting description, Wormuth said.

Flynn: Soldiers Must Train in ‘Unique’ Indo-Pacific

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Flynn: Soldiers Must Train in ‘Unique’ Indo-Pacific

The Indo-Pacific has become the “most consequential region” for American security, where there are more potential adversaries and more strategic challenges, the U.S. Army Pacific commanding general said Oct. 12. 

Gen. Charles Flynn, speaking at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2021 Annual Meeting and Exposition, said his task in preparing the command requires finding new approaches to develop new deterrents for adversaries. China is the top concern, he said, but it isn’t alone in presenting challenges to the U.S. and its allies. 

Indo-Pacific, Especially Taiwan, Has Challenges for US

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Indo-Pacific, Especially Taiwan, Has Challenges for US

China’s growing aggression is forcing the U.S. to think more seriously about deterrence and competition in the Indo-Pacific region, a panel of experts said during a webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

The U.S. faces “unprecedented challenges” to its interests, particularly from China and Russia, said retired Gen. Robert Brown, AUSA executive vice president and a former commander of U.S. Army Pacific, who moderated the June 23 Thought Leaders discussion.

Webinar Examines Army’s Role in Indo-Pacific

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Webinar Examines Army’s Role in Indo-Pacific

The Army’s role in the Indo-Pacific, particularly as the U.S. military continues to increase its focus on the region, will be the topic of discussion during a June 23 webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.

Training Together ‘Extremely Important’ in Indo-Pacific

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Training Together ‘Extremely Important’ in Indo-Pacific

The resumption of large-scale training exercises in the Indo-Pacific will be critical to maintaining readiness and building trust between U.S. forces and allies and partners in the region, Gen. Paul LaCamera said during his confirmation hearing to be the next commander of U.S. forces in South Korea.

China’s Army Becoming Modern, Mobile and More Lethal

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China’s Army Becoming Modern, Mobile and More Lethal

A new report to Congress reveals why the U.S. Army is thinking so much about China as a near-peer competitor. 

The army part of the People’s Liberation Army has 915,000 active-duty troops in combat units, making it the world’s largest ground force and one that is fielding upgraded combat and communications systems and other technologies in a drive toward a “more modern, mobile and lethal ground force,” says the DoD report titled “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China.” 

Army Leaders Reinforce Indo-Pacific Partnerships

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Army Leaders Reinforce Indo-Pacific Partnerships

Army leaders recently connected with their counterparts in the Indo-Pacific region during a two-day virtual event that was organized amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Indo-Pacific Landpower Conference 2020 was held online by U.S. Army Pacific after the Association of the U.S. Army canceled its annual LANPAC event in Hawaii because of the pandemic.

Plans are already underway for LANPAC 2021, AUSA’s annual three-day international symposium and exhibition dedicated to land forces in the Indo-Pacific. The event is scheduled for May 18–20 in Honolulu.