U.S. to consider Indo-Pacific anti-ship drones, with eye on China – Nikkei Asia
Marine chief Berger calls for more cooperation with Japan on logistics and intel
RYO NAKAMURA, Nikkei staff writerFebruary 16, 2023 19:00 JST
BRUSSELS — The U.S. Marines will consider expanding the use of loitering munitions, or self-detonating drones, in the Indo-Pacific region, Marine Corps Commandant David Berger told Nikkei, indicating these weapons could be deployed against Chinese warships at sea in a Taiwan crisis.
In the face of China’s threat, the U.S. Marines are deepening their cooperation with Japan’s Self-Defense Forces to strengthen integrated deterrence against China.
Berger recently spoke at the Marine Barracks in Washington. The four-star general is known as a strategist who has pushed along reforms in the U.S. Marines in order to shift focus toward China from the war on terrorism.
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