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Indo-Pacific

US Army hunts for bases to deter China but logistics pose hurdle

Acting secretary wants role in finding new Southeast Asian partners via drills and diplomacy

Soldiers look out of a CH-47F Chinook helicopter over the Hawaiian Islands. Finding new bases in the Indo-Pacific will be a political challenge for the Biden administration. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army)

NEW YORK -- The U.S. is reviewing its Indo-Pacific military footprint to prepare for great-power competition against China, with the Army cultivating and strengthening partnerships with key Southeast Asian players.

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