SECNAV Nominee Del Toro Supports Growing U.S. Fleet as China Expands Influence

Sailors aboard Chinese missile destroyer Xi’an during the military parade marking Russia’s Navy Day on the sea near Kronshtadt islet off the shore of St. Petersburg, Russia on July 28, 2019. Xinhua Photo

President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as the Navy’s top civilian had a congenial confirmation hearing on Tuesday before the Senate Armed Services Committee, with the nominee echoing calls for a larger fleet to balance out a rising China.

Carlos Del Toro, a former surface warfare officer and...

https://news.usni.org/2021/07/13/secnav-nominee-del-toro-supports-expanding-u-s-fleet-as-china-expands-influence

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