Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations, has outlined the U.S. government’s strategy to shift its focus to the Asia-Pacific region, DoD News reported Tuesday.
Greenert said in a presentation at the Brookings Institution the strategy intends to address threats, power projection, sea control, maritime security and access issues, Jim Garamone writes.
He added that the new strategy is scheduled for release by the end of 2014.
Greenert said the U.S. considers the Asia-Pacific rebalance a strategic move due to the region’s significance to global shipping routes for oil and gas, the country’s trading relationships with Asia-Pacific and the location of U.S. treaty allies in the region.
He said the U.S. Navy will continue to shift forces and functions to the Asia-Pacific.
The U.S. has deployed the P-8 aircraft thrice to the Asia-Pacific/Indian Ocean region and plans to deploy the F-35 there once ready, according to Greenert.