Milley declares Pacific top US military priority in first overseas trip as Joint Chiefs chairman
The Pacific is now the top priority for the U.S. military, Gen. Mark Milley said Thursday in Tokyo while on his first overseas trip since becoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in September.
Milley was addressing a group of Japanese and American reporters after concluding a meeting with Japanese leaders, the Pentagon said in a statement.
The U.S. focus on the Pacific region is a result of the emerging great-power competition among America, China and Russia.
“It is the No. 1 regional priority for the United States military,” he told reporters.
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