The US military is considering deploying a permanent naval task force in the Pacific to counter China. This was reported by the newspaper Politico.
According to the new plan, the Pentagon will be able to attract additional funds and resources as part of the competition with Beijing. These initiatives are the result of work commissioned by President Joe Biden’s China task force, which recently made recommendations to Austin.
It is specified that the Pacific group will be formed by analogy with the permanent NATO naval forces in the Atlantic created in 1968. Now it is not known whether only American ships will be included in the group, or whether other countries may also participate. No final decision has been made. The Pentagon has not yet informed Congress of these plans.