New strategy with Asia
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U.S. defense secretary announces
from CNN

As part of a “rebalancing” with Asia, the United States will enhance military-to-military cooperation with China while also boosting the capabilities of its allies in the region, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Saturday.

Panetta detailed the new defense strategy to a gathering of Asia’s military leaders, saying the majority of U.S. warships would move to Asia.

“By 2020 the Navy will reposture its forces from today’s roughly 50-50 split from the Pacific and Atlantic to a 60-40 split in those oceans,” Panetta said.

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