PIVOT TO THE PACIFIC :
THE U.S. NAVAL INSTITUTE'S WEST COAST FORUMREPORT : DAY 2
|Pearl Harbor Today, U.S. Navy Photo|
From The Naval Institute:
"The commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet told a morning audience at the WEST 2013 convention that the Pentagon’s decision to rebalance its focus to Asia and the Pacific is strategically sound militarily and vital in helping to ensure a stable world economy.
Adm. Cecil D. Haney noted that 15 of the world’s 20 largest seaports are in Asia and the Pacific, and $5.3 trillion in global trade passes through the South China Sea alone. “Clearly, we, the United States of America, have an interest in that area,” Haney said.
“The economic engines of the world depend on the freedom of the seas for the movement of goods,” Haney said. “We continue to provide security at sea for prosperity on shore.”
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