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New US Indo-Pacific fleet ‘would be akin to grabbing China by the throat’, analyst says

A proposed new US Navy fleet in the Indo-Pacific could pose a threat to China’s growing interests in the region as it would cover key trade routes, according to a military analyst.US Secretary of the Navy Kenneth Braithwaite made the call on Tuesday, saying he was looking to establish a new First Fleet “in the crossroads between the Indian and the Pacific oceans”, in an address to the Naval Submarine League’s annual symposium.It came a day before the United States, India, Australia and Japan…


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