The US military has long been the dominant player in the region, with its massive, global reach.
But that position has been challenged by the rise of China, and increasingly by Russia.
The new US strategy is to expand the US footprint in the Asia-Pacific region in a bid to counter China’s influence.
This strategy, according to US President Donald Trump, aims to create “a global military force that is strong and powerful and capable of protecting our allies, allies and partners around the world”.
The US has been developing a strategy since the early 2000s to develop a “deep and sustainable” presence in the Pacific.
In 2014, it signed a $1.1 billion contract with China to build four aircraft carriers and 12 submarines.
This followed years of US military involvement in the Indian Ocean and the Arabian Peninsula.
But the US has also been expanding its military presence into the Pacific since 2012, when President Barack Obama signed the “Pacific Offset”, a $600 billion military pact with South Korea.
The US is now expected to expand its presence in Japan and in the South China Sea, and to deploy warships in the area in the coming years.
As part of its Pacific strategy, the US is also expected to build a military base on Borneo in the Philippines, with the aim of eventually establishing bases in the western Indian Ocean.
Key points: China has been increasingly aggressive in the Indo-Pacific over the past decade, and the US military is expanding its presence There are fears that the US will be pushed into the region by China and Russia There are also fears that if the US does not establish a presence in these areas, the region could be a battleground for rival powers in the event of an armed conflict between the two.
But as tensions escalate between the US and China over the disputed South China and East China Seas, a new strategy is being developed by Washington.
The Asia-Pac region is the world’s biggest exporter of defence goods and services.
The region’s economy is the fifth-largest in the world, and it accounts for more than half of the world GDP.
In the last decade, it has been growing faster than many of the other major economies in the OECD.
But China’s rise and influence in the East Asian region has brought greater economic, military and political competition.
Beijing has been expanding military capabilities in the disputed region, and has also taken a number of actions that could further escalate tensions.
Beijing says it has built up its forces in the waters around islands in the Spratlys.
But it has also expanded its military footprint in and around the Paracels, a coral reef and coral-based lagoon on the northern tip of the Philippines.
Beijing also launched its own military exercise, known as P-8, in 2014.
The exercise was the largest such exercise ever conducted in the country’s history, involving more than 40,000 troops from 25 countries.
The P-10 exercises in the southern part of the South Pacific were also widely seen as a challenge to China’s dominance in that region.
But, as with other areas of the Pacific, tensions between the countries have increased over the years.
In 2017, tensions in the sea region were particularly high after China launched a controversial operation to drill its own submarine near the Philippines island of Subic Bay.
This prompted the Philippines to conduct a massive air and ground search and rescue operation.
The operation was also widely criticised, with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte saying it violated the international law.
This was seen as the beginning of a new escalation in the tensions.
But tensions eased in the years that followed, with Duterte promising to end the military exercises.
Trump’s strategy is a response to the growing power of China and to its increasingly assertive behaviour in the maritime region.
It is also a response, in part, to the increasing pressure the US faces in the global South.
As the region is becoming increasingly dependent on US power, the United States has to adapt its strategy to keep pace.
There is also concern that if it does not maintain its dominant position in the regional security environment, the Pacific region could become a battleground between rival powers.
This is the main reason why the US continues to build its military in the Southeast Asian region.
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“We are building a global military that is strongest and powerful … and capable and capable to protect our allies and allies around the globe,” he said at the Pentagon.
He also called on the US to maintain “a strong, stable and sustainable presence in Asia-PAC”, as well as in the other key areas of strategic importance.
But while Mr Trump was speaking, Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Subic in the Paracanas, where he signed an agreement to build an airstrip, a training centre and a base