The U.S. is concentrating on fostering partnerships and improving interoperability with partners and allies through exercises and engagements. Army Pacific command representatives informed reporters last week.
In keeping with the Department of Defense’s emphasis on the integrated deterrence concept, the command is pressing for improved preparedness and the capacity to respond to emergencies in the Indo-Pacific area, they told reporters. According to Lt. Gen. James Jarrard, the deputy commanding general of USARPAC, one of the main advantages the United States has in relation to the strategic and operational element of integrated deterrence is its partners, friends, and allies around the world. These allies and partners, particularly in the Indo-Pacific, share similar ideals and strive to establish a free and open region. According to Brig. Gen. Jeffrey VanAntwerp, the deputy commanding general of Operations for the 25th Infantry Division, future iterations of Operation Pathways and USARPAC exercises west of the International Date Line will follow similar trends to the joint Super Garuda Shield 2022 exercise, held in Indonesia in August with multinational partners. was a two-way U.S. With the participation of troops from Australia, Japan, and Singapore, as well as observers and staff from Canada, France, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, and the United Kingdom, the service transformed Garuda Shield into a multinational and joint exercise this year.