Expert Panel Tells Lawmakers U.S. Needs to Do More to Counter Chinese Pacific Expansion

The launch of the Type 75 big-deck amphib in Shanghai on Sept. 25, 2019. PLAN Photo

Palau’s recent offer to permit the United States to build bases and airfields could provide a model for Washington to use to counter China’s territorial claims in the Pacific, a senior security expert told the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday.

“Washington should seek new allies and partners,” Elbridge Colby, co-founder of the Marathon Initiative, told the HASC. “Focus on states with shared threat...

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