TechNet Asia-Pacific 2012 Coverage

November 13, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

In a major policy shift, the United States is avoiding an “either/or” approach to nations that have relationships with China. Instead, the United States is telling Asia-Pacific nations that they do not have to choose between the reigning superpower and the rising one.

Maj. Gen. Michael A. Keltz, USAF, director, strategic planning and policy (J-5), U.S. Pacific Command, told an audience at TechNet Asia-Pacific 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii, that the United States is “having a hard time convincing nations that we don’t want them to choose between the United States and China.” Part of the reason is that China is trying to use its economic clout to force nations to choose China over the United States.

November 13, 2012
By Robert K. Ackerman

The U.S. command with the largest theater of operation sees humanatarian assistance/disaster response as its biggest mission. Maj. Gen. Michael A. Keltz, USAF, director, strategic planning and policy (J-5), U.S. Pacific Command, told an audience at TechNet Asia-Pacific 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii, that this mission dominates the command’s challenges—“We think about it 90 percent of the time.”

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