The U.S. Pacific Command is considering new ways of countering the growing Chinese ballistic missile threat.
PACOM’s traditional model of bilateral coalitions in the Asia-Pacific region is giving way to larger groupings built on a regional basis.
Most of the Pacific Command’s mission will focus on aiding others in need rather than warfighting efforts.
Under a new U.S. Asia-Pacific doctrine, friends don’t force friends to choose between Pacific superpowers. Nations can be friendly with both China and the United States.