SOUTHCOM Commander Adm. Craig Faller has discussed how the recent increase in warship presence in Southern Command has led to more than just added drug busts. Littoral Combat Ship USS Little Rock left for its maiden voyage and is the second LCS deployment to SOUTHCOM this past year. Adm. Craig Faller stated that this heightened authority and presence has improved drug trafficking busts while also allowing the U.S. to win more allies over Russia and China. Numerous new bases and movement in the region from China have caught the attention of the Navy as they work to secure economic security in the vicinity.
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