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Indo-Pacific

More U.S. bases in Southeast Asia would add flexibility: army chief

Military will seek to shift posture over time, Christine Wormuth says

Sailors man the rails aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp as it arrives in Subic Bay, Philippines. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy)

NEW YORK -- The U.S. military seeks opportunities to expand its presence in Southeast Asia, the army's top civilian said Wednesday.

"The United States' military footprint in the theater has been heavily oriented towards the northeast part of the region," Army Secretary Christine Wormuth told the Washington think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies in a webinar, speaking about the U.S. military's Indo-Pacific posture. "And I think there is very much a desire to be able to expand our access and basing arrangements more into Southeast Asia, because if we were able to do that, we would have a more dispersed posture that would give us much more flexibility."

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