PACOM Chief Warns Of Threat To Guam; China Presses Hard

September 21, 2020

The head of the Indo-Pacific Command issued a stark warning, on Thursday, that large U.S. bases in the Pacific remain outgunned, and underprepared, to defend against China’s massive stockpile of ballistic and cruise missiles.

“China has a profound advantage in ballistic missiles against the United States,” Adm. Phil Davidson said during an online talk hosted by the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance. “They also have a profound advantage in ground-launched cruise missiles. We have to get into that offensive force game as well.”

A more pressing concern than building up U.S. offensive firepower is protecting the massive American base at Guam, which has been a key jumping off and resupply point for U.S. ships, bombers, and Marines for decades…


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