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U.S. to consider Indo-Pacific anti-ship drones, with eye on China

Marine chief Berger calls for more cooperation with Japan on logistics and intel

Marine Corps Commandant David Berger speaks with Nikkei in Washington. (Photo by Ryo Nakamura)

BRUSSELS -- The U.S. Marines will consider expanding the use of loitering munitions, or self-detonating drones, in the Indo-Pacific region, Marine Corps Commandant David Berger told Nikkei, indicating these weapons could be deployed against Chinese warships at sea in a Taiwan crisis.

In the face of China's threat, the U.S. Marines are deepening their cooperation with Japan's Self-Defense Forces to strengthen integrated deterrence against China.

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